A few months ago I went to Altrincham Market with my sister and we indulged in a tasty little brunch.
I opted for steak and eggs (above) which came with a delicious and punchy jalapeño pesto. Naturally I have thought about it quite a lot since but never got round to finding it again or making it myself, until now.
It’s so blinkin easy to make, I used the following:
Pack of fresh basil leaves (50g)
Sliced jalapeños (about 10)
2 garlic cloves
60g Parmesan cheese
150ml olive oil
I started by blitzing the walnuts and then adding the garlic cloves
Once these are well blitzed I added the basil, Parmesan and jalapeños
Then blitz it all again before adding the oil.
When adding the oil I left the food processor running and tilted it as necessary to make sure everything was incorporated
This made just over one jar, the rest I decanted into a smaller tub and gave to a friend.
This can be used in small doses like I had in Altrincham, if you’re feeling brave you could pour the lot over pasta as a sauce.
I think I’ll use it a bit more sparingly, especially while I’m suffering with pregnancy related heartburn!
It’s super tasty though, think I’ll invest in a basil plant so I can make it more often 👌🏻