PRISSY LITTLE PESTO
What you need
|Here are the main ingredients, apart from the salt and pepper|
An old bottle
A largeish cup of fresh basil leaves, one handful is enough (wash the leaves)
Cheese to taste, preferably fresh parmesan, but I had some leftover Edam and a bottle of parmesan flakes so I used that
Three garlic cloves, pounded in a mortar pestle
Five walnut kernels, or around two tablespoons of lightly crushed walnuts ( it is a wonderful process to take out the walnuts by hand and look at them and create a mess, but im assuming you love mass produced walnuts from a packet, so use those)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
A couple of tablespoons of olive oil
Three tablespoons of water (to make sauce like, not a necessity)
Half a lemon and a smattering of sugar if things go wrong, keep on stand by basically
What to do
Blend everything together. Seriously thats it. These quantities make less than a small bottle, but the taste is so good, and the pesto is so potent, that a small teaspoon of miserliness goes a long way. Also, I had to add the juice of half a lemon and some sugar to make the flavors come together, it was a tad bitter otherwise. You can taste and make up your mind.
This is so tempting, I can eat it like chutney. But I make sure that I take only small quantities out of the bottle, because it is really potent. Anyway, you do your thing, I do mine. But make the pesto, will go a long way.