Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pesto made with Mortar and Pestle

Ingredients for one:
  • Handful of Basil leaves [small ones] with the stem removed
  • 1 small Garlic clove
  • 8 Cashew nuts [there are not good Pine nuts here in India]
  • 1 spoons of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 spoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 spoons of fresh Labneh [there is not "Fiore sardo DOP" here]
  • 1 spoons of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 small dollop of Butter
Combine the first five ingredients in the mortar and pound with the pestle until you get a coarse paste.
Add the Labneh and stir together to get the Pesto.

Boil spaghetti or linguine al dente and toss with Pesto, topping with the butter and more grated Parmigiano.


  1. no fish for a long time eh?
    my leg is better after all the rest n now my breathing is finally relaxing too
    so time to start losing weight
    how about some weight loss recipes?

  2. bombay duck ah ah ah
    Weight loss recipes? What are you talking about? Never heard of such thing!



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