Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Shadow Shot

Inspired by our shadow picture, we are sharing an easy-peasy Pesto Recipe perfect for a dinner
"al fresco".
We hope you'll give it a try!

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

2 Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Makes 1 cup. Serve with pasta, or over baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.

For lots of wonderful Shadow Shots visit Hey Harriet!

Buon Appetito!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Portly garlic bulbs,
scales are tipped in your favor—
pesto you become!

My Shadow Shots

Lori said...

what a gorgeous photo!!!

i adore pesto...your recipe sounds so yummy...thanks for sharing!!!

MeANderi said...

Well thanks for visiting my site, glad you enjoyed the journey :)! What a wonderful collection of pitchers, especially that old fashioned bowl and pitcher. I think I may have had a past life in the 1800's :)

I haven't quite figured out how this SSS thing works, but I'm beginning to get the hang of it :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Okay... Now we are like... HUNGRY! You know we love our pesto, and this one sounds yummy! Great shot girls, love the scale (and the garlic!)
Karla & Karrie

Katie said...

I love your SS!
Pesto season will soon be upon us too.

Joanna said...

My basil is growing well so I might be able to try this recipe next month. I love the shadow shot of the garlic on the scale. You two have a great eye.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anne said...

Thanks for looking at my shadow shots! I like your photo - and your recipe sounds delicious.

Hey Harriet said...

A gorgeous shadow shot! And thanks so much for sharing that recipe. I must try it sometime. I really like the idea of serving it over baked potatoes! Yummy! :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

With your recipe, I guess this is the best shot I would be voting if we have a contest.

I definitely wanna try your pesto!

Have a fab day.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love that garlic and kitchen scale photo!

Rambling Woods said...

What a treat...a free easy recipe..thank you!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Like the photo and the pesto sounds yummy. MMMMmmmm, Garlic!