Craving pasta with pesto sauce, but no basil in sight (oh I cannot wait for jardin season to resume).
But lately I have been seeing Thai basil everywhere so thought it smells very close to basil, why not try it for pesto.
And it worked. The Thai pesto came out tasting slightly sweater, gentler on the pallets than the typical pesto I buy or eat in restaurants.
But it still made for a delicious dinner.
The other discovery was this really simple pesto recipe that I am happy to share with you.
1 cup packed basil leaves (Thai or otherwise)
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
a food processor
The above portions yield a lot, but anything you don't end up using can be easily frozen in tight plastic bags.
What a delicious dinner this turned out to be. Plus two bags in the freezer waiting for a busy night
Now wonder what fascinated cats with it. Was it dreams of catnip pesto?