Any new, fun ideas for fresh homemade pesto?
- PamelaD Sep 7, 2006 01:53 PM
Got a big bunch of basil from my Dad and made a lovely batch of homemade pesto and am looking for some ideas for a dinner on Sat.
My fav thing lately has been to butterfly/split a whole chicken and stuff pesto under the skin and grill- so good! It is supposed to be rainy here in chicagoland over the weekend, though!
Any new, fun ideas? Maybe with seafood? I am leaning toward shrimp/pesto/pasta, but that seems so boring.
PamelaD if you love cheesecake, trying swirling a fresh batch of pesto in the batter for a savory cheese hor'd.
Love pesto as an alternative to garlic bread spread.
Grilled over a tomatoe sandwich.
Had my first pesto soup recently where equal parts of pesto & chicken stock were simmered and served over pasta.
last one...pesto and eggs-outstanding combination w/scramble or omelettes.
•pesto on a grilled steak
•boiled potatoes, blanched greenbeans and olives tossed with pesto
•pizza with pesto, ricotta, lemon zest and thinly sliced zucchini
•tomato or minestrone soup with pesto
•pesto added to mashed potatoes
•popovers with pesto
•ratatouille with pesto
•tomato-based shrimp stew with pesto mayonnaise or pesto rouille
•pesto beaten into the eggs for an omelet with roasted vegetables
...pretty much anything is good with pesto if the pesto is good!