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Pesto Sauce with a Sicilian twist.

September  1, 2017
Photo by Mitanti Ghosh Sarkar
Author Notes

Pesto is a sauce that originates from Genoa in Northern Italy made with basil, pine nuts, garlic and two typical Italian cheeses. Here is my recipe using the tradition method of mortar-pestle. —Mitanti Ghosh Sarkar

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 1 sprig Basil Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (cold pressed)
  • 1 piece Garlic
  • 20 grams Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
  • 20 grams Pecorino Pepato
  • 20 grams Roasted Pine nuts
  • 0.5 teaspoons Salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Take the garlic in a mortar and crush it with the help of a wooden pestle.
  2. When the garlic is crushed, add the basil leaves and slightly crush them.
  3. Add the pine nuts, crush them and incorporate them nicely into the mixture.
  4. Slowly add 1 tablespoon of oil and mix it with the paste by turning the pestle in a circular motion.
  5. Add the salt and mix it well using the pestle.

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