MASTER CLASS or mackerel fillets with diced tomatoes, a few toasted pine nuts and fresh rocket leaves.
Creative ways to use pesto
Marinate chunks of chicken in pesto, fresh lemon zest and juice and chopped red chilli. Thread onto skewers and grill until cooked, turning frequently. Serve with salad and crusty bread.
Fry mixed mushrooms in butter and garlic, stir in defrosted (frozen) peas and a splash of white wine and bubble. Stir in pesto, cooked pasta, some of the pasta cooking water and a dollop of crème fraîche for a tasty supper.
Make a quick nibble: spread pesto onto crostini and top with goat’s cheese and strips of roasted red pepper, then scatter with fresh basil leaves.
Mix pesto into dry couscous, then add the hot stock or water and leave to soak. Chop pitted olives, fresh mint or parsley and sundried tomatoes, then stir into the couscous with crumbled feta.
Stir olive oil into pesto to make a spoonable consistency, then serve drizzled over grilled sardines
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