I adapted this recipe from a few others but since I've never made it exactly like this before, I'll have to let you know how it turns out.
- 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (saw them toasted once on TV and since I love toasted pecans on salads....I thought I would prefer toasted pine nuts in my pesto.)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 cups of basil leaves (packed)
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt (I was a little more generous)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
I then poured the pesto over two boneless chicken breasts (which I had sliced in half lengthwise, cause they were just too big.) They have been marinating in the fridge for about 24 hours.
I am grilling these tonight, so if...and this is a big if, I can remember to take a picture of the finished product, I will update this post with a new picture.
Update: Needless to say, we all sat down for dinner and ate the chicken...all gone, before I remembered I was supposed to take a picture. So sorry. I'm such a bad blogger.
Next time I using this on a pasta.
Yuuuuuuummmmm! I just had dinner an hour ago"... " Now I'm hungry again!ReplyDelete
There is nothing like fresh homemade pesto :)ReplyDelete
I've never made my own pesto before but I love to eat it & I love me some basil! Your chicken should be delish (and your quiche looks yummo too)!!ReplyDelete
I love fresh pesto on pasta! Your basil looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
Oh yummy. I have not had much basil this year. I had to break down and buy some plants. Hopefully I can make your recipe!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
This sounds great, but I've never used the pine nuts. I hope you are able to post up a picture of the chicken breast if you can. In blogsville pictures are the next best thing to tasting.ReplyDelete