Monday, October 12, 2009

Pesto Pesto Pasta

A couple of months ago when Macy's had their semi-annual sale, I bought some stuff that I wrote about in a previous blog. One of the things I bought was this Bella Cucina Rocket Blender. , I think I paid only $20 for this. Thanks to the Spicy Tasty bloggers for bringing this sale to my notice.

I bought it under the premise that I would use it for milk shakes and K could take it to work and V too when he eventually grew and rationed that it was being offered at a really good price. While I like the blender I absolutely love the small recipe book that came with it. Recipes for sauces and smoothies that you can use the blender for.

And most importantly I had to prove to K that this purchase was so worth it :P So I tried the pesto sauce recipe from the book and set about making some Pesto pasta. And we were not disappointed. I think it is a copyright violation to type out the recipe here, so I'll improvise a bit.

Pesto Sauce

1. basil fresh (a handful)
2. extra virgin or plain olive oil (1/3 to 1/4 cup)
3. garlic cloves (a couple)
4. pine nuts ( I slight toast mine) (2 tbsp)
5. parmesan cheese (1/3 cup or lesser)
6. salt (to taste)
7. pepper ( to taste)

Method de preparation
Mix all above in a blender and blend. I eyeball most of these ingredients, so you might want to start with a measurement and changed/add per preference.

Pesto Pasta

1. pasta of preference
2. veggies- chopped finely in thin strips [ I used bell pepper, onions and asparagus], you could add anything else
3. pesto sauce
4. olive oil

Method de preparation
1. Cook pasta per instructions and then drain out. I usually skip the salt when boiling the pasta, you don't really need it.
2. Take oil in a pan, add onion saute saute.
3. When done, add veggies, saute, saute. Use medium-high heat to keep the veggies crisp.
4. Add sauce and pasta and then saute for just a min and you're done.

Enjoy sitting or standing :)


MaySan said...

Looks yummy...we are coming over this weekend...really!

Anu Karthik said...

@ taking menu requests for next weekend visit :)

Lavanya said...

This inspired me to make my pasta at home.

Anu Karthik said...

@ lava:did you make it this type or different? did the Mr. like it?

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