Monday, January 30, 2012

Basil Pesto

At this time of year, the basil in the garden really starts to get going so it is a good time to stock up on pesto for the year. I make a pesto base of basil, olive oil and walnuts which I mush up in the food processor. I then store this in the freezer until I need it and then finish it off with grated parmesan and some minced garlic. I add these 2 ingredients later as I read somewhere that they spoil the flavour of the final product when frozen.
It probably took me less than 10 minutes to make 3 small pots of pesto base for the freezer. And pruning the basil to pick these leaves will just make it sprout more.

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