Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Presto Pesto

Ok, back to real cooking, finally!

Monday night's dinner was roasted veg with pesto and pasta.


I started by roasting vegetables: brocolli, courgettes and red onion. I chose those because I love brocolli with pesto, and the courgettes and red onion because I had them.





Then I made the pesto, using my mum's recipe. I'm not sure entirely where she got it from, but it has been refined over the years. I also had to reduce the quantities, as I was just making it for me.

The ingredients are:
Garlic
Basil
Parmesan
Peccorino
Pine Nuts
Salt & Pepper
Splash olive oil
Splash hot water

Everything gets thrown into the food processor, and quantities adjusted to taste. I used two cloves of garlic, and a pakcet of basil. I prefer to buy little plants, but they die almost immediately in my kitchen here, as it's like a sauana! I probably used about 50g of each cheese, but I have no scales, so I do it all by eye.

Ingredients in the food processor


Blended ingredients


Mix with pasta and vegetables.

This meal goes really well with a glass of red wine. Unless, of course, you are in the midst of an essay crisis, which I was. It was a very good dinner and I'm going to send it to Presto Pasta Nights, which this week is being hosted by Ben at What's Cooking.

3 comments:

  1. Great looking dish. essay crisis or no, I'd love a bowlful.

    Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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  2. Hmm that pesto recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us this week :)

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  3. Such an easy throw-together recipe. Perfect for a busy, homework-filled night.

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