I told you earlier that during our latest grocery shopping excursion,we ended up with more parsley then my kitchen is accustomed to.Thanks to two little shoppers who ‘help’ me.So what did i do?I made easy pesto with it!
- ‘Pesto’ is an Italian sauce made by grinding the herbs.Common herbs of choice for Italian pesto are Parsley and Italian Basil.Traditionally herbs are hand ground in stone mortar pestle with pine nuts , Parmesan cheese and lots of olive oil.
- Though ‘Pine nuts’ are the nuts of choice in Italian cooking,i don’t think of pine nuts as often as i do almonds and cashews.So i used blanched silvered almonds instead of pine nuts.
- I was making it along with shrimp scampi,so i browned extra clove of garlic to use in pesto.
- Amount of olive oil is based on visual judgement,add until you start seeing olive oil coming out of pesto.