Recipe: Pistou

1 large garlic clove
coarse salt
freshly ground pepper
2 cups basil leaves
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1. Chop the garlic and add 1/4 teaspoon of the coarse salt. Mash this into a paste. (A mortar and pestle are recommended)
2. Tear the basil; and gradually add it to the mortar along with half the cheese. Pound this to a paste adding leaves as you can fit them.
3. Add the remaining and the oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Then it is ready to serve. To store, it is recommended, that you pour some of the olive oil on top and it can be refrigerated, covered, up to one week.


( Image: LeSauce )

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03.19.13  12:00PM    KAREN B

Categories: condiments,easy,French,quick,sauce,uncooked

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