Walnut Basil Pesto
An old family recipe from my husband's side. Creamy walnut basil pesto with a unique addition of anchovy really separates this pesto from the rest.
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extra virgin olive oil
You're going to do the same thing, which is pounding and grinding the ingredients together in a pestle mortar, into a paste. Here is how I like to do the sequence of the ingredients.
The garlic cloves and salt.
The basil. I like to add the basil in batches to make it easier.
Parmesan. This also, I like to add in batches to make it easier.
The extra virgin olive oil. I add this bit by bit, it's easier to mix.
You can, of course, put everything in a food processor and blend away.
Don't worry about the anchovies fillets being used in this recipe. They don't add any fishy taste at all. Instead they add this creamy saltiness aspect to this delicious pesto.
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