Great recipe..for pesto lovers

United States
January 10, 2007 6:07pm CST
This is a recipe I learned from my father when I worked at is Italian restaraunt awhile back. Its a new twist on pesto.. Ingredients- 2 bunches of cilantro(replaces basil) 1 garlic clove (peeled) 1 jalepeno table spoon pinenuts 1/2 pint of whipping cream three dashes of olive oil lots of parmasean directions- Use a food processor or blender if you dont have one. Add all the ingredients above into the processor except the parmasean. Blend till evenly blended. Boil the noodles of your choice(I prefer penne). When noodles are finished, start to boil the sauce in a medium pan for about a minute. Add the noodles to the sauce. Still while cooking add parmasean. Then after after about another minute of cooking. add salt and pepper if desired. And what I love to do in the end is add a fresh squeezed lime. Then Enjoy! DELICIOUS CILANTRO PESTO PASTA
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• India
3 Jul 08
The pesto recipes here are simply out of this world http://www.ifood.tv/pesto/network/pesto/recipes
• India
3 Jul 08
soory got the url wrong http://www.ifood.tv/network/pesto/recipes
@asfi123 (955)
• India
19 Feb 07
thanks for the recipe here is another recipe for you Broccoli, Pasta, and Pesto Salad If you've never tried pesto before, this is the recipe to start with. Maybe, once you try pesto, you'll be encouraged to add basil to your kitchen garden! 25 min 25 min prep Change to: servings US Metric 2 cups uncooked fancy pasta 2 cups diced ham or pork or beef or chickens or turkey 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed til barely tender 1 1/2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves 2-3 cloves garlic 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise or low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt Cook and drain pasta; cool. Combine pasta, meat, broccoli, and cheeses in large bowl. Put basil and garlic in food processor or blender; whiz. Add mayo to food processor or blender. Mix thoroughly. Stir into pasta mix. Toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. During the last 1/2 hour of chilling time, toss once to mix. For color contrast, serve with cherry tomatoes, cut in halves. hope you liked it
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I always enjoy a good recipe! :) That sounds like it would be a very delicious base for the White Pesto Frittata that I like to prepare: A Frittata is a combination of eggs and pasta that is made like a very thick stuffed omelette... Cooked pasta (whatever you like)always goes into a Frittata, but you may also add meat, like a crumbled cooked ham,sausage or chicken even flaked fish A dinner-sized Frittata requires about 8 Jumbo eggs, that are beaten together with 1/4 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese, a pinch each of salt and pepper and a pinch of baking POWDER to help it get fluffy. This mixture should be at room temperature before cooking. (I've emphasis on baking POWDER,because some people have accidently added baking soda, which makes eggs very firm and adds a bitter taste!) You may add some finely chopped green and red peppers and some dill threads,too. You will need a large skillet that has been coated with about two tablespoons of good olive oil and a pat of butter... turn on the heat and let the pan get warm enough for the butter to melt and the olive oil starts to sizzle actively... Pour in your egg mixture slowly and make sure that it spreads evenly across the pan... allow this to cook for about two to three minutes and develope a firm base... Add the cooked pasta and spread it evenly arcross the frittata and then you can add the delicious pesto recipe from above! I will sometimes place the frittata under a hot broiler for a minute or two, or put a lid on it and turn off the heat at let it finish cooking on it's own... total cooking time is about 8 minutes or less. Thanks for that great recipe, hope that you will try mine, I know I will be using yours this evening! :)
@lilac04 (73)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
i will try that... i used fresh basil, and i will try your cilantro recipe ... thanks
• Australia
12 Jan 07
Yum! I love pesto. Sounds great!
@quatelmon (957)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Mmmm! That sounds delicious! There's only one problem at my house, though...I'm alergic to citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges, etc.) so I can't add the lime at the end, and my boyfriend is allergic to pine nuts!!! I think I'll still try it without the pine nuts though. It looks like it'll be tasty either way! Thank you!