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Guacomole August 7, 2011

Filed under: Sauces — delishuss @ 5:57 pm

I made this recipe the last day and had it with beef tacos, yummy.

Ingredients

1 avocado, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/2 chilli, chopped

splash of cream if you have it

1 spring onion, chopped

juice of 1 lime

couple of sprigs of coriander

2 tsp old el paso fajitta mix

Method

Whizz everything in a blender until chunky or smooth depending on how you like the consistency of your guacomole.

Hey presto it’s done and it’s much nicer than the jar version.

 

Basil Pesto July 9, 2010

Filed under: Sauces — delishuss @ 7:08 pm
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I got this recipe down at Dunbrody House Cookery School.  This is a real staple sauce, use it with chicken, mixed with mayonnaise to make a salad dressing, as a spread on sandwiches and also on boiled potatoes. Yummy!

I found that I needed to alter the quantities slightly, so taste as you go along. 

Ingredients

30g fresh basil leaves (1 large handful)

15g grated parmesan (2 dessertspoons)

Juice of ½ lemon

1 dessertspoon of pine nuts (toasted or untoasted)

100-150ml olive oil (amount depends on your desired consistency)

2 cloves of garlic crushed

 

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor or puree with a hand blender until they are smooth.
  2. The basil pesto will last in your fridge for up to 3 weeks. Although it will darken slightly in colour it will still be delicious as the flavours will just be more mature.
  3. If you are unsure what you intend to use the pesto for I would suggest making it a little thicker and adding extra oil as is required.

 You can make an alternative version of this pesto using sundried tomatoes, parsley, rocket or coriander.