Lou's Pesto Cream Sauce

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Crush garlic, lemon zest, salt, pistachios, and pine nuts to a smooth, thick paste with a mortar and pestal.
  • Transfer to a blender and add 1/2 cup olive oil.
  • Blend until very smooth.
  • Add basil leaves in batches, stopping the machine and pushing the leaves down from time to time until a smooth paste is achieved.
  • Transfer to a sauce pan.
  • Add 2/3 cup of water to the blender and pulse/clean to get the rest of the paste, scrapping down the sides.
  • Pour water into sauce pan with basil paste.
  • Heat, stirring to combine.
  • When heated through, stir in cream and cook until sauce has thickened a bit.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  • Serve over rough pasta such as Rusticane-Pasta or Lanterne-Pasta.
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