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June 28, 2011

Pesto Pasta and Salmon

This is a recipe is a new one in our household! We wanted something different and my fiance found this recipe and decided to make it for us. I couldn't decide between wanting pasta or salmon so he combined the two! I turned my nose up when he said it was pesto because I knew that was green! However, I like most of the ingredients so it had to be good and it WAS! Here is the source. I'm not sure where he got the salmon recipe, he basically fried in in butter with pepper and white wine. It was then added to the pasta and was amazing! Also we halved this recipe for just enough for the two of us.


3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons pine nuts (pignolia)
1 dash salt and pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated


The recipe calls for using a food processor but we used our blender. Add the basil leaves, pine nuts, and a dash of salt and pepper to the blender, crush the garlic using a garlic press and add to blender. Slowly drizzle in olive oil into the blender until all the ingredients are pureed.
Now add Parmesan cheese and mix it into the rest of the mixture. If the pesto is too thick, add a tablespoon of water.
Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to use it. This should keep for 2 - 3 days in the fridge but freezes well if you want to keep it longer. 

Here was our dessert, homemade apple pie!!


Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

Ohhhh that whole meal looks delicious!!!

I've given you a "blog award" on my blog!


Thanks for being a great blogger!

Anna said...

Thanks Alison, I just noticed!! I'll get on that now! ;) And the meal was delicious!!