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8.18.2009

My BSI entry-Thai Pesto

This weeks BSI is hosted by Kim of Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet! The blogger secret ingredient is a weekly cooking challenge hosting by a different bloggers each week. The host also provides a small prize for the winner. The secret ingredient this week is peanut butter. Uhhhh, yum?!? I decided to enter a recipe I came up with a few weeks ago that I really really love, Thai Pesto.
Here is my recipe again and some drool worthy pictures too. Go check out Kim and be sure to enter your best recipe creation!


Thai Pesto

1/4 cup salted roasted peanuts
1 cup Thai Basil leaves, washed and dried
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 inch chunk of ginger root peeled and cut in matchsticks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chunky peanut butter
salt optional

toast the peanuts in a small skillet over medium heat until they are lightly browned, cool before using
add the peanuts, garlic and ginger root to the bowl of a food processor pulse 4-5 times and scrape down the sides, repeat until everything is well ground
add the basil and pulse until mixed
with the processor running add the oil and run until it is well incorporated
add the peanut butter and pulse until well mixed
taste for salt and add some if needed, I added some but your peanuts may be salty enough to carry it


Peace and Love,


4 comments :

  1. great entry - thai pesto sounds mighty good right about now!

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  2. this is wonderful what a great blog you have thanks for stopping by mine

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  3. Oh darn...that sounds good! And looks beautiful too!

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  4. Love this idea! And I agree with your comment on the prize for BSI!

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