• 05 JUN 12
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    Dr. Harris, the basil in my garden is growing! What can I do with it?

    We found a recipe for pesto that you can try! Here it is:

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup walnuts
    • 1/4 cup pignolis (pine nuts)
    • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic (9 cloves)
    • 5 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups good olive oil
    • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan

    Directions

    Place the walnuts, pignolis, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 15 seconds. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute. Use right away or store the pesto in the refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top.

    Notes: Air is the enemy of pesto. For freezing, pack it in containers with a film of oil or plastic wrap directly on top with the air pressed out.

    Source: www.foodnetwork.com

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