|My favorite food: pesto pasta with shrimp|
Pesto pasta with shrimp has been my favorite food for the majority of my life. It's what I asked for for every birthday dinner. I hold out every summer to have enough basil to make my own, and by combining some of my own with some from my CSA, I made some great pesto last night!
I use basil, garlic, romano cheese, pine nuts, lemon juice, and olive oil in my pesto. You could use a different nut or a different cheese if you'd like.
|Basil for the pesto: mine on the left, farm share on the right|
|Most of the ingredients ready to go|
|Basil into the mini food processor first, then cheese, pine nuts,|
and minced garlic
|Ready to blend--see the basil already chopped in the bottom?|
|Adding olive oil to the final pesto|
|Pesto fish ready to go in the freezer!|
|Ready to use for future use--I'll either thaw them out, or if|
I'm using the pesto on pasta again, I'll toss them straight on
to hot pasta tossed with a bit of olive oil.
Do you have other uses for pesto? Add them as comments here!