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    Rich Basil Cream Sauce

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    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    Meghan's Note:

    I had excess basil from a friend with an overgrown herb garden and used it for this amazingly rich, creamy sauce, thats very easy. Great with pasta, chicken, etc.

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    1. 1
      Heat light cream, salt and pepper over medium-low heat, allow to come to a simmer while working on the basil.
    2. 2
      Place basil, garlic, nuts, and cheese in food processor and blend until almost smooth.
    3. 3
      Add olive oil in thin stream until emulsifies, while scraping the sides down to blend (emulsify: turns a lighter shade of green).
    4. 4
      By this time the cream will have come to a light simmer, add half of the cream to your basil mix and blend, until smooth, add this back to the remaining cream in the pan.
    5. 5
      Bring to a light simmer for 5 minute.
    6. 6
      Serve! :).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 12, 2006


      fantastic. I added quite a bit of salt. Used heavy whipping cream instead of Light Cream. Not sure what Light cream is. great stuff. It smelled so dang good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Rich Basil Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (464 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1058.8
    Calories from Fat 937
    Total Fat 104.1 g
    Saturated Fat 52.8 g
    Cholesterol 275.0 mg
    Sodium 353.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 18.2 g

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