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Many have chosen to be lazy and try to make pesto with a food processor. However it is widely known that the best way to make pesto is by using a mortar and pestle.
Here is an Italian recipe for the traditional Pesto Genovese:
2 cloves of garlic
a pinch of kosher salt
100 ml of extravergin olive oil
50 gr of basil leaves
30 gr of grated pecorino cheese
1 tbs of pine nuts
70 gr of grated parmesan
First of all basil leaves should not be washed, rather cleaned with a soft cloth.
Take the peeled garlic cloves and put them in the mortar with a bit of kosher salt. Start grinding.
When the garlic will look creamy add the basil leaves with a pinch of kosher salt and grind.
The grinding should be done towards the walls of the mortar, turning the pestle right and left and the mortar the opposite way.
Continue until the leaves will release a bright liquid, then add the pine nuts and keep grinding.
Add the cheeses a bit at a time, mixing all the time.
Last add the oil, slowly, in a thin line, while mixing.
Mix well until all is one cream.
All the grinding and mixing should be done exclusively in a marble mortar and using a wooden pestle. No metal should be involved.
Posted by Daisy Pane on
Aug 15, 2015 | Braun Food Processors
Yes you can, why not. I usually use one when I have a lot of garlic because if its just a small amount im too lazy to wash it.
Feb 04, 2013 | Home
My food processor is one of my most-used appliances. I just got a new Cuisinart (at Costco - with an extra workbowl!) and use it at least twice a week. I grate cheeses like cheddar or swiss, pulverize parmesan, make bread crumbs, hummus, pesto, salsa... I make pasta dough in it before rolling out in my Kitchenaid pasta attachment. Pie crusts come together in a flash. And it's great during the holidays for chopping nuts and certain cookie doughs. I've chopped my own beef for burgers, etc, etc. I keep it in a cabinet but it's easy to pull out whenever I need it. And there are only 2 of us at home.
By the way, the blades are so sharp in the new machine that I cut my finger trying to clear something from the blade. I'll use a spatula next time!
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May 25, 2012 | Food Processors