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    Thumbs up Pesto

    That time of year...







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    Re: Pesto

    Garlic Scape Pesto
    Ingredients

    1/4 cup pine nuts
    3/4 cup coarsely chopped garlic scapes (see note)
    Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    A few generous grinds of black pepper
    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

    Directions

    In a small, dry pan set over very low heat, lightly toast the pine nuts, stirring or tossing occasionally until just beginning to brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.

    Combine the scapes, pine nuts, lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse about 20 times, until fairly well combined. Pour in the olive oil slowly through the feed tube while the motor is running. When the oil is incorporated, transfer the pesto to a bowl and stir in the grated cheese. If you plan to freeze the pesto, wait to add the cheese until after you've defrosted it.

    Notes - You can use half scapes and half herbs such as basil, dill and chervil if you prefer.
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    Re: Pesto

    Looks delicious, Matt, thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CranePete View Post
    Looks delicious, Matt, thanks for sharing.
    Yep, it is excellent stuff!!

    Certainly most welcome!

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    Re: Pesto

    Looks awesome!

    Tried some for the first time this year. How are you storing it? Pressure can those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RambleOn View Post
    Looks awesome!

    Tried some for the first time this year. How are you storing it? Pressure can those?
    Cannot pressure can garlic, scapes nor oil.
    Heavy botulism potential.

    But they last damn near a year in the freezer, and there is no effect on the consistency nor flavor whatsoever.

    Cheers & Enjoy!
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    Re: Pesto

    Lol was just checking out my scapes, need another week I figure.

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    Re: Pesto

    Quote Originally Posted by IronNoggin View Post
    Cannot pressure can garlic, scapes nor oil.
    Heavy botulism potential.

    But they last damn near a year in the freezer, and there is no effect on the consistency nor flavor whatsoever.

    Cheers & Enjoy!
    Nog
    Figured so. Thanks!
    Going to do some up and portion bag and freeze.

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    This stuff is extremely versatile.

    Took some, added in a little more olive oil, shredded asiago + romano + parmesan and a hint of Montreal Chicken spice.

    Then coated our dinner with it and smoked it on the BarBee:



    Combined with fresh corn on the cob and pasta.

    It was Delicious!

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    Versatility...

    Last night was Bob's with Pesto on the Barbee:







    Combined with a fine Pesto pasta:



    And quaffed down with a very fine Shiraz.

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