Nothing says summer like pesto, with its bright, herbal flavor and beautiful green color. My mother spends all day in the garden and gives me bushels of produce every weekend. This week’s bounty included a huge bag of basil.
This is a superb, bullet-proof recipe for classical pesto. If you make it exactly as described, people will think you are Italian.
Romano cheese, grated
butter, softened (not melted)
In a blender, puree the basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, and salt. Pour the puree into a bowl.
I picked up some fresh lemon pasta from Capone’s in Union Sq. in