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Old 09-11-2007, 08:25 AM   #21
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Is it my imagination, or is this pesto sauce with cream added?

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:31 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Claire View Post
Is it my imagination, or is this pesto sauce with cream added?
Some would call it that, although the traditional pesto has basil but not spinach. Keltin's recipe has a lot more spinach than basil, so that would change the flavor substantially.

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:50 AM   #23
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Not saying this is Peruvian, but have you ever tried Green Zebra Tomatoes? They are an heirloom variety, green with faint yellow stripes, and a wonderful sweet flavor and tender texture. I (grew them) made a wonderful green tomato sauce with them, roasting them with basil and garlic and olive oil then pureeing the lot. OMG ... delish and a great color too!
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:25 PM   #24
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okay... you don't know what you're talking about... it's not PESTO sauce and it doesn't have tomatoes (green or red) at all.... its spinach.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:51 PM   #25
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Oh, great, chocaloca! I'm still interested in making this!

Would you post your recipe for it, please?

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Old 10-23-2008, 02:39 PM   #26
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I plan to try these two.....
2 heads romaine lettuce
2 bunches of FRESH cilantro
5 FRESH Jalapeno or Serrano chilies, seeded
1/4 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil (I use vegetable)
1/3 of an onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Combine ingredients in a blender. Add small amounts of water if it sticks and gets too thick to blend

Aji Verde Sauce Recipe

3/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/3 cup Cotija Cheese
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup water
2 to 3 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and diced (keep the seeds if heat is desired)
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1) Puree the cilantro, cheese, olive oil, water, jalapenos, garlic, vinegar, and salt in a blender until smooth.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:11 AM   #27
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i know this thread is old but thought i'd come back with an update. I still havent tried any of the recipes yet but def plan on trying 1 today. I spoke to x-sil lastnight and this is what she told me but no measurements.

basil (a little more than the spinach)
cream cheese
a little water

Blend the above ingredients together then fry in pan with lots of garlic, when spaghetti is ready toss in with sauce and thats it.

its very vague but we'll see what happens.

I'm guessing def add s&p and when frying with garlic i'm guessing some evoo. She said to taste to make sure its good because too much basil and it will be sour.

Will let you guys know how it goes.

Thank you all for the recipe suggestions.

Did anyone else give any of the above recipes a go?

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