How to Make Pesto

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When making pesto, one ingredient that you absolutely don't want to forget is the garlic clove. Make pesto at home with help from an experienced culinary professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Angie from Angie's Southern Kitchen. And today, we're going to learn how to make pesto. And this is great in the summer time because I grow my own basil and I have an abundance of it by the end of the summer. And it's great to put it up and can it. I start with, there's two garlic cloves in here, and I've learned a little trick, that I start the machine, the food processor running. And then, drop the garlic cloves in and it minces it nicely, otherwise it gets stuck to the side of the bowl in great, big clumps. But look and see, see how nicely that's minced, perfect. And then, I add, this is about one-third cup of toasted pine nuts. And you've got to be careful with pine nuts, because they do get rancid really quickly. So, be careful, you can always tell by smelling and tasting them. And this is fresh basil, this is one container of basil at the store, or about one and a half, or maybe two cups of basil. And you want to put that in and then, this is about, I'm going to put in about one full cup of grated Parmesan cheese. And then, I'm going to run it around in the food processor and then, I'm going to start adding my olive oil, which will emulsify it. And now, I want to add about one cup slowly in a stream into the pesto mix. And then, you have your pesto mix. Again, I'm Angie from Angie's Southern Kitchen, and you just learned how to make pesto.

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