Monday, November 5, 2012

Spaghetti dan Pesto Basil

As salam.
Lama tak share resipi. Kali ni saya cuba masakan Itali pulak. Fresh basil pesto dari Sedap dan senang membuatnya. Saya guna fresh basil yang saya tanam sendiri di rumah. Puas hati sungguh. Makan dengan pasta dan roti bakar. Cubalah... 

Fresh Basil Pesto


2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Special equipment needed: A food processor (Check's sales on Cuisinart food processors)


1 Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

2 Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serve with pasta, or over baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.

Yield: Makes 1 cup.

Homemade Pesto using self grown basil

Spaghetti with pesto

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