Monday, July 30, 2012

palatable pesto

pesto - another delicious and simple delicacy of the Italian cuisine.
...and what is pesto? It's a creamy yet flakey green paste, which does not only make an excellent pasta sauce but also refines meat, fish, salad, vegetables and caprese. The best part is: it's easily made of basic ingredients.

You need:
200 gram ( 7,14 oz) fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons pignolia (pine nuts)
3 garlic cloves
100 gram (3,57 oz) Parmesan cheese
                 or 50 gram Parmesan and 50 gram sheep cheese
salt to taste
1 tablespoon pepper (corn)
100 milliliter high quality olive oil

Cut the fresh basil and use mortar and pestle on everything except the oil until you have little flakes. Add the olive oil for a creamy consistence.

Please keep in mind that the fresher and better the ingredients you use, the more delicious your result!

variations like tomatoe pesto soon to be posted, stay tuned!


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