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30/05/2013 at 21:25
I need to put some pesto on my tesco order tonight for friends coming tomorrow - I've never bought it, made it or eaten it, so no idea what one is good (or should I make some myself? If you can/do people?) I am clueless.
Recommend and advise me on some please!
I'm serving with chicken and pasta I think. Does that sound ok? Anything else good with it, or some veg ideas? What do you do with your pesto?Sorry, that turned into loads of questions!
ooh, and how much do I need to feed 3 adults and 4 children?
30/05/2013 at 21:29
I'm sure its basil leaves and garlic but iv never made it myself I just get a jar and the jars are much of a muchness. It's very salty. It's nice with chicken, roast peppers and tomatoes, (I'm not keen on peppers though) I tend to put it in with pasta. Iv bought a branded one (nmc ant remember the nane) and asda own brand and didnt notice the difference
30/05/2013 at 21:32
Tesco finest green pesto is really nice.
Making it is really easy though it depends how much time you have.
Chicken and pasta sounds good.
We have it a lot in the middle of a chicken breast, then wrap it in Parma ham mmm!
I would maybe buy 2 jars.
O I'm terrible for recipie quantities. For 3 adults and 4 children I'd have 4/5 table spoons, I like pasta quite dry ish not very juicy iyswim so I like enough sauce that its not none dry and I can mop up with garlic bread at the end.
O and Parmesan is nice with it x
Ooo vlvixin that sounds lovely x
30/05/2013 at 21:33
We make it using pine nuts, basil leaves, olive oil and garlic.
30/05/2013 at 21:34
It's basil, garlic, parmesan and pine nuts. I've never made my own but guess it would be easy.
Holly's fave dinner is pasta, pesto and cream cheese but I do often add chicken too. I usually chuck in about a heaped teaspoon per person.
Also use it to stuff chicken breasts with mozzarella too (and wrap in parma ham), or on top of cod with breadcrumbs to make a nice crust. Oh, and in paninis with melty cheese too, yum.
30/05/2013 at 21:36
Thank you both, I've just popped 2 jars of tesco finest into my online shopping basket! The parma ham bit sounds good too - do you think that would be nice shredded and just sort of sprinkled over the top with some parmesan at the end?
I'm quite excited about trying it now - don't know how I've got to the grand old age of 33 without ever having it!
Ooh sofa sounds nice on cod.
30/05/2013 at 21:37
Thank you as well SL. If this goes down well tomorrow, I will note down all these ideas for future pesto meals, it does all sound yummy.
30/05/2013 at 22:03
Mmm i love pesto. Pesto salmon is nice. We make our own but always have jars on standby
30/05/2013 at 22:08
Catarina Parma ham shredded in sounds lovely.
30/05/2013 at 22:10
oh good, I'm sort of hoping to look like I have clue what I'm doing when I put on the table tomorrow evening!
30/05/2013 at 22:17
O cod sounds nice as does shredded parmesan
30/05/2013 at 22:50
Use it as a pizza base too or on toasted/roasted/grilled cheese
31/05/2013 at 21:09
Hurrah it was a hit! Well, with everyone apart from my two, but they've not had it before, and both did a pretty good try. I loved it, and will be trying out some more pesto-y dishes soon. Thank you all.
02/06/2013 at 00:04
We all love it. I always have a jar a the cupboard.
I put roast chicken, peppers and tomatoes through tagliatelle pasta with a jar of pesto and parmasan over the top. That's for 2 adults and 2 children.
I also make chicken nuggets with it, chop chicken breasts big enough to make nuggets, coat in pesto then roll in bread crumbs. I use red and green pesto and the kids like picking out the colour they want. I make these in batches then freeze them, handy to have in the freezer.
I let the kids use it on pizza. I give them a nann bread each, they spread it with pesto then add whatever toppings and cheese they fancy. 10 min in the oven, basically until cheese is melted.
02/06/2013 at 19:11
Try stirring in a spoonful of creme fraiche with it for your LOs, it gives it a milder nice creamy taste which they might like better as they're not used to it. x
02/06/2013 at 19:58
Thanks ML I will try that.
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