Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pesto Sauce

I've started making my pesto sauce. As you can see, I had quite a harvest of basil!

I don't measure this. What I do is add a handful of pine nuts, 3 cloves of garlic, a couple handfuls of basil leaves, salt, pepper, and grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese to the food processor. Then I start streaming in extra virgin olive oil as it's processing. I let this go until it's the consistency I want.


Ms.DaFarm said...

How long does pesto keep in jars? Do you seal them in way other than just putting the lid on? Just curious, I love-love-love pesto and would love to "can" some as well!

Jaime said...

It will last for months and months. They're sealed and air-tight. I process them in boiling water for 10 minutes and when the jars cool, they form a vacuum and seal.