For me it is. Much lighter on the stomach, not as harsh as basil. Lends itself to a nice lightness to the pasta, even when made with heavy cream. Take that lightness and mix with some browned cremenis in olive oil for the earthy tone drilled on top.
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Emilia Terragni, editorial director at Phaidon Press in London. Terragni was responsible for the first English translation of the renowned Italian cookbook The Silver Spoon. To make this simple pesto sauce, see the recipe here.
Pesto is one of those sauces that can be used on almost anything. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Amy Wisniewski uses our Basic Basil Pesto recipe to show how it only takes a few minutes and a few ingredients to prepare this versatile summery sauce.
A quick sauté keeps calamari tender, while garlic, lemon, and parsley brighten up the gentle oceanic flavor of the squid. Serve with crusty bread for getting every last drop of the buttery sauce. Read more.
A healthy makeover of the often mayo-laden pasta salad, these bright and fresh versions are perfect for your next potluck or family event. Keep it classic with basil pesto and tomatoes, or give it an Asian twist with Thai basil and sesame oil.