|Basil from the Farmers Market|
On the other hand, I used a premium pasta from Academia Barilla and served it with shrimps, And I still met a less than 25 percent food cost for this dish.
BASIL WALNUT PESTO
3 cups basil firmly packed (about 3 weighted ounces)1/4 cup walnuts
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine basil, walnuts and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are mixed, being careful not to "over-process" which could start to "cook" the basil. Then, slowly add the olive oil until there is a moist paste. That's it. The yield is about 2 cups.
|Fresh Basil with Roots|
Wash Basil and spin dry.
|Spin Dry Basil|
The basket weighs 1.5 oz, so the actual weight of the basil is about 3.25 oz.
|Weighing the basil|
|Basil Walnut Pesto|
|Basil Walnut Pesto With Shrimps|
|And Topped With Cheese|