Christine's Pesto Sauce
RIDICULOUSLY EASY!!! And it really freezes well.
I just make a vat of it. Some little vat's with the specialty basil's
and then put it in the little plastic Gerber baby food containers. I
always save them. I have never tried the glass jars but I bet they
would work too. One of those little plastic containers goes a long way
because Pesto sauce is so strong. One little container will do a pound
I will make a ton of these containers and then whenever I need to spice
something up, or just make a quick diner I will pull one out of the
freezer. They are great for fish, chicken, pork, pasta, sandwhiches
with artisan bread and just mozzerella and tomatoes, pasta salads, a
neat version of stuffed shells, etc.
Plus they make great care-packages, so I will send over a container or
two and a box of pasta, instant meal for someone in need of one.
here is my recipe: SUPER EASY
Fill food-processor until fill with basil. Add garlic cloves, about six
depending on your love of garlic, add about a cup to cup and a half of
parm or parm regiano (sp) cheese, salt and pepper, and hit the button.
Pour Extra virgin olive oil into spout until whole thing is the
consistency you desire. It does not take very much EVOO. Spoon into
containers and freeze.
A good recipe with this is to take a container of the Pesto sauce, with
with same amount of bread crumbs, coat salmon, and pan sear sauce down
until crunchy, flip and then wait only a few minutes. Good salmon is
never cooked until done, the middle should always be just this side of