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Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - cjs - 08-06-2008

for those of you who might have copied the '0ld' serrano pesto recipe at some point (daphne), I made it this morning and decided it needed a little up date. So here is the newly revised and hopefully better recipe. Just a warning tho, serranos are hotter than Jalapenos, so please if you don't care for hotter foods, you might want to play with jalapenos instead.




Serrano Pesto

8 medium Serrano peppers
10 medium cloves of garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup basil (not a tightly packed 1/2 cup)
3 T. cilantro
1/4 tsp. sugar
5 T. grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup + 2 T. olive oil

Roughly chop all ingredients and put in a food processor and process just until the pesto is mixed together and finely chopped. You want some texture to the pesto.


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - Gourmet_Mom - 08-06-2008

Got it Jean, thanks. I figured if it needed anything, you'd post it.


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - cjs - 08-06-2008

Sorry, had to edit to add the 5 T. Parmesan...


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - Harborwitch - 08-06-2008

That looks really good. May have to jazz up the ol' taste buds.


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - Gourmet_Mom - 08-06-2008

Okay...NOW I've got it...LOL!


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - labradors - 08-07-2008

Not quite sure it needed updating. I liked it as it was.

To me, these changes are only an attempt to spin away from a Mexican-style flavour toward an Italian-style one and belies the original nature of the dish.

Although I love the other ingredients that have been added, it was the lack of those that had attracted me to this recipe in the first place.


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - cjs - 08-07-2008

Great minds and all that - after much thot, I decided in the book I'll go with the orignal and add the alternative as an option...thanks for backing up my indecision, Lab.


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - labradors - 08-07-2008

Quote:

...thanks for backing up my indecision, Lab.



LOL! Any time.


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - Gourmet_Mom - 08-07-2008

Okay, now I must go back and save the original again...LOL! No problem...except to decide which one "sounds" the best before Saturday!


Re: Serrano Pesto (for Crab Quesadillas) - cjs - 08-07-2008

Sorry Daphne....