Random Thursday

June 27, 2013

It is Wednesday night and I am enjoying a Seagram’s Jamaican Me Happy in lovely Florida. As I sit here and relax. I will share my favorite easy recipe. I must admit I do not cook often because it is just me and Moses most nights but when I do I rock the kitchen like no one has before. Enjoy!

Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cups Fresh Basil Leaves
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 Tablespoons Pine Nuts
2 cloves Garlic, Peeled
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan (additional)
12 ounces, weight Pasta (cavitappi, Fusili, Etc.)
2 whole Tomatoes, Diced

DIRECTIONS

1. Cook pasta until al dente.
2. Add basil leaves, 1/2 cup Parmesan, pine nuts, and salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Turn machine on, then drizzle in olive oil while it mixes. Continue blending until combined, adding additional olive oil if needed. Set aside.
3. Heat cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add pesto and stir.
4. Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Pour pesto cream over the top. Toss to combine. Add diced tomatoes and toss quickly. Serve immediately.


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