pesto

September 5, 2018
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Pesto Sauce

Ingredients: 

2 cups basil leaves 

2 garlic cloves 

2 TBS lightly roasted pine nuts 

1/2 cup good olive oil 

1/2 cup parmesan cheese 

A squeeze of lime 

A pinch of lime zest 

A tiny bit of black pepper 

Preparation: 

In a food processor, place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, black pepper, lime zest and squeezed lime (squeeze directly in the processor u only need a tiny bit), process all until u obtain a fine mixture 

With the processor on low speed, add the olive oil as a thin thread in a steady motion until they are all well incorporated

Add the parmesan and process just until blended 

Use immediately, you can also refrigerate or freeze for later use! 

For the pesto pasta:

Heat a pan 

Add some pesto sauce (as much as you like) 

Add boiled pasta and some pasta broth 

Mix well and serve immediately!


July 11, 2018
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Pasta

Ingredients:

250 grams whole wheat pasta, boiled (leave some of their water)
300 gram peeled shrimp – deveined
1 cup home made pesto sauce
1 TBS lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp lemon zest
Salt and black pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Roasted cherry tomato (a handful of cherry tomato roasted in the oven with salt, black pepper and some olive oil)

Preparation:

Heat a pot
Add some olive oil, shrimp, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice
Cook for 2-3 mn on each side
Add pasta, 1/4 cup pasta water and pesto
Mix all together
Serve with roasted tomato and a sprinkle of good parmesan cheese!

Pesto Sauce

Ingredients:

2 cups basil leaves 

2 garlic cloves 

2 TBS lightly roasted pine nuts 

1/2 cup good olive oil 

1/2 cup parmesan cheese 

A squeeze of lime 

A pinch of lime zest 

A tiny bit of black pepperO

Preparation:

In a food processor, place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, black pepper, lime zest and squeezed lime (squeeze directly in the processor u only need a tiny bit), process all until u obtain a fine mixture
With the processor on low speed, add the olive oil as a thin thread in a steady motion until they are all well incorporated
Add the parmesan and process just until blended
Use immediately, or refrigerate/freeze for later use!


July 11, 2018
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Ingredients:

250 grams orzo pasta, boiled to al dente (save 1 cup of the water used after boiling)
1/2 cup home made pesto
2 TBS sun dried tomato (preserved in oil, oil drained well)
1 garlic clove, minced
Black pepper
Salt
2 TBS good grated parmesan cheese
Toasted pine nuts to serve

Preparation:

Heat a pan
Add pesto, salt, pepper, tomatoes and garlic
Heat a little
Add orzo and combine well
Add 1/2 cup of pasta water (or more if u want it risotto like)
Add parmesan and stir well
Serve with some extra black pepper and toasted pine nuts!


July 9, 2018
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Ingredients:

3/4 cup pesto sauce (recipe follows) 

1.5-2 TBS tomato paste 

1 cup cherry tomato, halved

500 grams uncooked shrimp 

200 ml low fat cooking cream 

1 cup pasta water

2 garlic cloves, minced

Italian spices, salt and black pepper to taste

Hot pepper/chili flakes are optional 

A handful of fresh basil, finely chopped 

500 grams cooked pasta 

Preparation:

Heat a pot

Add pesto sauce and tomato paste and heat them 

Add tomato, shrimp, salt, black pepper and italian spices and cook for 3 mn 

Add fresh basil, cooking cream and pasta water and let simmer for around 5-7 mn 

Add the cooked pasta and combine everything together 

Serve with some grated parmesan cheese and devour

Pesto Sauce:

Ingredients: 

2 cups basil leaves 

2 garlic cloves 

2 TBS lightly roasted pine nuts 

1/2 cup good olive oil  

A squeeze of lime 

A pinch of lime zest 

A tiny bit of black pepper 

Preparation: 

In a food processor, place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, black pepper, lime zest and squeezed lime (squeeze directly in the processor u only need a tiny bit), process all until u obtain a fine mixture 

With the processor on low speed, add the olive oil as a thin thread in a steady motion until they are all well incorporated

Add the parmesan and process just until blended 

Use immediately, u can also refrigerate or freeze for later use! 


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