pesto sauce
 
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4 cup  fresh basil leaves -- (3 large bunches)
1/2 cup  olive oil
1/3 cup  pine nuts
2   garlic cloves
1/4 cup  parmesan cheese -- grated
1/4 cup  romano cheese -- grated
1 tsp  kosher salt
 
combine first 4 ingredients in blender, or food processor. blend until 
paste forms, stopping often to push down basil. add both cheeses and salt; 
blend until smooth. transfer to small bowl. (can be made 1 day ahead. top 
with 1/2 inch olive oil and chill.) makes about 1 cup 
 
source: "rec.food.recipes" 
 
notes : when combining pesto with pasta, mix a small ladle of the cooking 
water into the pesto just before adding the noodles; this dilutes the 
concentrated sauce and helps it adhere to the pasta. 
 
 
* exported from mastercook * 
 
 
(ID: 73700) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sun, Jul 24, 2005


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