Corned Beef Sliders Recipe

Recipe: Corned Beef Sliders

Corned Beef Sliders RecipeLaughter is brightest where food is best
~ Irish Proverb

For a hearty dish that will put smiles on their faces, this recipe for corned beef sliders does the trick. Using a 12-pack of dinner rolls you can easily whip up some craft sliders. They’re mini. They’re melted. And they’ll be gone almost as fast as they arrived!  🍀🍀🍀

A client gifted me this recipe so in similar fashion I’m sharing it with you – perfect for St. Patrick’s Day gatherings, game day or just because.

Time:

To Prepare: About 20 minutes
To Bake: 15-20 minutes

Foodie Tips:

❤  I recently scored a Misto – this gourmet oil-vinegar-juice sprayer is a great way to use less oil when cooking. Check it out! So if using the Misto you can dial back the 2 Tablespoons of oil (below) to just a few sprays to evenly coat your onions before sautéing.

❤  Lover of the green? Make sure and check out some of my other St. Patrick’s Day recipes!

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons  |  Olive Oil
1  |  Yellow Onion, Thinly Sliced
8 Ounces  |  Fresh Mushrooms, Thinly Sliced
To Taste  |  Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper
12  |  King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
1/4 Pound  |  Corned Beef, Thinly Sliced
12  |  Aged Swiss Cheese, Sliced

What To Do:

0. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

1. Warm a medium-sized skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Add your olive oil. Add the sliced onion and sauté them, stirring until they’re soft. Add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper and continue cooking until everything looks nice and done. Remove from heat to rest.
How To Make Corned Beef Sliders

2. While the onions are resting, grease a baking dish or pan. Horizontally cut the sheet of dinner rolls and arrange only the bottom halves into your baking dish.

3. Place a layer or two of the corned beef on top of the roll bottoms – it’s OK if the beef overlaps from slider-to-slider as you can easily cut them apart after they bake. Top the beef with your onion mixture and then top that with your cheese. Hungry yet? :)

4. Place the roll tops on top of the cheese and bake everything for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and gooey.

5. To serve – Remove the sliders from the oven let them rest a few minutes. Separate them with a knife and serve them from the baking dish or plate them. If entertaining “party style” you can transfer them to a pre-warmed hotplate and let your guests enjoy them as they leisurely mingle. I like these best served warm but even served at room temperature the melty-meaty-cheesy combination is quite nice.

Yields 12 delicious sliders. I enjoyed mine two at a time!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Recipe: Irish Beef Stew

Irish Beef Stew Recipe
A True Pot o’ Gold

Spring is in the air which means St. Patrick’s Day is front and center. While Lucky Charms and green beer frequent the leprechaun’s table, this is a hearty stew that will make eyes green with envy for the recipe. And here it is!

For the past several St. Patrick’s Days this Irish Stew has made a special appearance in my home. After we served it at our first St. Patrick’s Day party in our new home our guests raved about this so much we’ve been making it ever since.  🍀🍀🍀  We don’t just enjoy this for St. Paddy’s Day but any day we have an appetite for a delicious stew.

Try it once and I think you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!

Time:

To Prepare: About 20 minutes
To Simmer: 2-3 hours (the longer the tastier)

Foodie Tips:

❤  The best sidekick for this stew is a 1-2 cup-sized dollop of my family’s smashed potatoes. I form a large divot in the middle and ladle the stew on top. There’s nothing better!

❤  Whether you use a skillet, dutch oven or crock pot, the special “oomph” to this recipe is to make sure your cooking vessel has a lid — covering this stew during the simmer stage will ensure the flavors are infused into the stew for a super-tasty dish.

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon  |  Olive Oil
1 – 2 Pounds  |  Chuck Roast, Cut Into Cubes
|  Yellow Onion, Chunked
5 Large  |  Carrots, Peeled And Chopped
3 Cloves  |  Garlic, Minced
2 Teaspoons  |  Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
2 Teaspoons  |  Fresh Thyme, Chopped
1 Teaspoon  |  Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon  |  Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
3  |  Bay Leaves
2 Cups  |  Beef Broth
2 Tablespoons  |  Flour, Sifted
2 Tablespoons  |  Butter, At Room Temperature (try Falfurrias available at HEB)
½ Cup  |  Peas

What To Do:

1. Heat a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Add the cubed chuck roast and cook, stirring here and there until it’s browned. Do not cook the meat until it’s well done! 

2. Add the onion, carrots, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaves and cook until the onions begin to soften (about 5 minutes). If using a slow cooker (Crock Pot) transfer the meat mixture to the crock pot. Otherwise… add the broth, cover and low-simmer for 2 or more hours, stirring periodically. You’ll love the smell that forms from this savory dish!

3. In a small bowl with fork or whisk, make a slurry by mixing the flour and softened butter together. Pour this into the stew. Add the peas and let everything mingle and thicken. Just before serving remove the bay leaves and discard. Serve into bowls and enjoy the stew alone… or even better partnered with my smashed potato recipe (see recipe tips above). Sláinte!

Serves about 4-6 Texans, depending on the size of their appetite!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Keller Williams Realty

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Recipe: Birthday Cake For Dogs

How To Make A Cake For Dogs
Pawsitively Irresistible

There are lots of “those” people out there – Dog lovers who consider their pets a front-and-center part of the family. Such is my pack of three to me!

So when my yellow rescue Lab “Harley” turned 12 I knew what I had to do – make him the best doggy cake ever. And boy, oh boy, he loved this peanut butter and carrot cake!

Foodie Tips:

❤  Know your Dog’s diet and whether or not cake is something that he/she can safely enjoy. When in doubt always check with your Vet. I feed my pets treats like this in moderation vs. an all-you-can-eat scarf-fest.

❤  While ours was a gift from a kind friend you can find the Wilton paw print pan locally at Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and online. You can also skip the paw print pan altogether and use an 8 inch round pan, or just any shape you’d like and freehand the paw print design to the top of the cake.

❤  We found all of our our cake decorations at HEB. We opted to go big or go home so we proudly displayed Harley’s age in candles (12) plus a Happy Birthday banner all surrounded by color-flame candles, which were amazing.

❤  You can use food coloring to make the icing to your chosen cake-paw colors. Sadly we realized we were out of yellow coloring so we couldn’t make brown icing for the paw pads… but then we got the idea to grind-up some of the Dogs’ grain-free treats and sprinkle them to make the paw design. We used a mini-blender to do the grinding after hand-crushing them with a rolling pin proved to be too difficult and messy.

Ingredients:

for the cake
1 Cup  |  Whole Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon  |  Baking Soda
¼ Cup  |  Natural Peanut Butter (no sweeteners, colors or preservatives)
¼ Cup  |  Vegetable Oil
⅓ Cup  |  Local Honey (we used Round Rock honey)
1 Cup  |  Carrots, Shredded
|  Cage Free Egg

for the icing
4 Ounce Package  |  Low Fat Cream Cheese *at room temperature*
1 Tablespoon  |  Honey
Food Coloring  |  To Dye The Icing (optional)

What To Do:

1. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease your pan. Whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the rest of the cake ingredients and mix until well-combined. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 15 – 30 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Our paw pan only required 15 minutes. Remove the cake from oven and set it aside to cool.

Dog Cake Recipe From Home Style Austin

The Dog Cake Before The Birthday Decorations Are Added

2. For the icing: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature. In a mixer whip the cream cheese with the honey until fluffy. Decorate the cake and present. Be careful your Dog doesn’t get near lit candles! After blowing out the candles and removing them I cut a couple of small pieces and placed them in his Dog bowl.

A Dog Cake Recipe From Home Style Austin

A Dog Cake Recipe From Home Style Austin

This cake will last a couple of days covered in the fridge. Have fun with this recipe!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Recipe: Hatchbrowns

Hatchbrowns Recipe by Home Style AustinHatch Attack

If you’re like me, by the time August rolls around I’m already in the comfort food state of mind. This is a special time of year when the smoky and spicy taste of hatch chili peppers delight!

While some invite hatch peppers to lunch or dinner only, I love welcoming hatch peppers at the start of my day; this inspiration is how this “hatchbrown” recipe was born. Enjoy it and the rest of your fall “flavorites!”

Foodie Tips:

❤  Nothing beats the taste of freshly smoked hatches. If you’re not sure how to roast your own here’s an article with some tips that will have you a culinary hatch wizard in a snap. Take advantage of hatch roasting events at HEB or Central Market and enjoy the smell on the car ride home – prior to the devouring!

❤  If you’re in a flurry outside of fresh hatch season you can keep some Trader Joe’s fire roasted and chopped hatch peppers on hand. They pack just as much punch as the fresh boys and I encourage you to keep a pouch in your freezer year-round for those heated moments when you gotta have yours.

❤  Eggs? Poached eggs are on my mind. Here’s a recipe for how to make perfectly poached eggs! Follow the video – and not so much the recipe text beneath it (which differs).

❤  You’re likely to find another popular hatch-inspired recipe or two here on the Home Style Austin Blog. (hint hint).

Ingredients:

3 – 5 Strips  |  Bacon
3  |  Gold Potatoes, Washed, Dried, and 1/4″ Cube-Diced
1 Tablespoon  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter
¼ Cup  |  Roasted Hatch Chili Peppers, Chopped or Diced
To Garnish  |  Green Onions (optional)
To Taste  |  Fresh Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt (optional)
To Serve  |  Your Favorite Eggs (optional)

What To Do:

1. Over medium heat fry the bacon and remove from pan. Keep the bacon drippings in the pan. You know this is going to be good. :)

2. Add the diced potatoes to the bacon renderings and add the butter. Return to heat, stir and cook until golden crispy, about 10-12 minutes.

3. Add the hatch peppers and stir into the potatoes until warm.

4. Garnish with onions, salt and pepper and serve with a side of eggs.

Yield: About 2 – 4 servings.

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Recipe: Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Chocolate Bird's Nests Recipe
A Springtime Favorite

These chocolate nests are easy to make – and kids are likely to join in on the fun, too!

This no-bake recipe takes just 3 ingredients and your finished nests will make perfect treats to wrap-up a dinner with friends… or they make great gifts – just toss them into a treat bag!

Foodie Tips:

❤  Use your favorite melting chocolate for this recipe. I used milk chocolate morsels and dark chocolate is next on my list.

❤  To fill your nest you can pick from an array of sweet egg-like objects – jelly beans, malted milk balls, Cadbury mini eggs, or M&M candies. I used pastel colored chocolate covered almonds – they had a good egg shape and great taste!

Ingredients:

5 Cups  |  Chow Mein Noodles
2 Cups  |  Chocolate Morsels
24 – 36  |  Candy Eggs

What To Do:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate for 1 minute. Remove from oven and stir with a spatula. Return to microwave and heat then stir in 30-second intervals until things are well melted. Don’t let the chocolate boil!

2. Add the noodles into the melted chocolate and stir everything with your spatula until well coated.

3. Using an ice cream scoop transfer mounds of the chocolate noodles to a parchment-lined baking tray. Before the chocolate rests, shape the mounds into nests with a fork or your spatula.

4. Place your candy eggs into the nest and let everything rest until cool and hard.

5. Transfer your nests to a serving platter or individual plate.

Yield: About 10 – 12 nests. Enjoy this chocolate bird’s nest recipe!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Recipe: Pecan Pie Bars

A Pecan Pie Bar Recipe from Home Style Austin
The Taste Of Texas

The Texas Pecan.

No other nut will make a Texan stand up and sing “Deep In The Heart Of Texas” more than by the mere mention our great state’s tree: the Pecan. Click this link, if you think I’m kidding. :)

One of Texas’ most famous streets, 6th Street runs through the heart of downtown Austin into the setting sun to the west. Many folks – even locals – don’t know the history of this street’s original name: Pecan Street. Read this interesting blurb from the Pecan Street Festival‘s website:

“When Edwin Waller designed Austin’s street grid, he named north-south streets after Texas rivers and recommended numeric designations for east-west streets. Instead, they were named after trees. That decision was later reversed, and they were renamed with numbers. Though Pecan Street became Sixth Street, the festival honors its original name.”

Whether you were born here or moved here, this Pecan Pie bar recipe is a tasty Texas treat that will delight the young and young at heart!

Foodie Tips:

❤  While these “set” in the fridge, I prefer my pecan bars served at room temperature. Think soft and chewy.

❤  I amped this recipe up with the addition of Texas-made Falfurrias Brand Butter and Pecan Street Rum, which is distilled just outside Austin’s city limits, in Pflugerville. After one taste of the rum in hot chocolate I was hooked!

Ingredients:

For The Crust:
1 ¼ Sticks (10 Tablespoons)  |  Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
3 Tablespoons  |  Granulated Sugar
1 Large  |  Cage Free Egg
3/4 Teaspoon  |  Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons   All-Purpose Flour
¼ Teaspoon  |  Baking Powder
1/8 Teaspoon  |  Kosher Salt

For The Top:
1 Stick (½ Cup)  |  Unsalted Butter
¼ Cup  |  Light Corn Syrup
¼ Cup  |  Pecan Street Rum, Yee Haw! (optional)
3/4 Cup  |  Light Brown Sugar, Packed
1 Tablespoon  |  Heavy Cream
½ Pound  |  Texas Pecans, Chopped
How To Make Pecan Pie Bars

What To Do:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2. To prepare the crust, beat the butter and sugar in a medium-sized bowl with an electric mixer or KitchenAid. Gosh, I love my KitchenAid! Beat until light, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter batter on low speed until everything is well-combined.
How To Make Pecan Pie Bars

4. Press the dough into an ungreased 8″ x 8″ baking dish, forming an edge like you would a pie crust (see above). While forming, lightly sprinkle the dough and your hands with flour to make things easier (the dough will be a bit sticky).

5. Bake the dough for 15 minutes until it has set, but not browned. Set the crust aside to cool and head on to step 6!

6. To make the topping, combine the butter, corn syrup, rum (if using) and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until the butter is melted, stirring with a wooden spoon along the way. Raise the heat and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
How To Make Pecan Pie Bars

7. Stir in the heavy cream and pecans. Pour over the crust, trying not to get the gooey topping between the crust and the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the topping has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

8. Wrap your dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold. Cut into bar-sized pieces and transfer to a serving plate.

Yield: About 9 servings. Enjoy them one by one!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Pecan Pie Bars

Served Solo Or With An Ice Cream Sidekick, Pecan Bars Are Delicious!

 

Recipe: Chicken Pappardelle

Pappardelle with Chicken Recipe


Pappardelle In My Belly!

Not too long after posting about my Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta recipe, I fell in love with this dish. It seems I like pasta as much as the blue Texas sky.

Pappardelle? It’s a wonderfully wide noodle that hails from Tuscany. It was during a trip to Italy when I first discovered a delightful dish of pappardelle resting underneath cinghiale (wild boar) paired with a nice glass of red. Despite the fact that Italy is half the size of Texas, its 20 regions are wildly diverse in geography, dialect, and food. Pappardelle is authentic to the hills of Tuscany.

Try this dish and I’ll hope you enjoy it!

How To Make Chicken Pappardelle
Italy vs Italy Size

Foodie Tips:

❤  You can find pappardelle pasta at Central Market and HEB.

Pappardelle costs about $5 and it’s worth its weight in gold!

If you’re adventurous you can also make pappardelle by hand – here’s a fun video that shows you the magic:

❤  Many foodies prefer to cook pasta 1 minute less than the package directions indicate for al dente perfection! What does “al dente” mean? In Italian… “to the tooth,” which implies the pasta is tender, but not mushy.

❤  I once had an Italian finger shaken at me for using red sauce from a jar. “Why would you use jarred sauce?” If you’re not in a hurry, try my homemade red sauce recipe.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons  |  Olive Oil
1 ½ Pounds  |  Chicken Breast or Boneless Thighs, Chopped Into Chunks
To Taste  |  Salt and Pepper
1  |  Yellow Onion, Diced
2 Stalks   Celery, Diced
1  |  Red Pepper, Diced
1 ½ Teaspoons  |  Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
½ Teaspoon  |  Red Pepper Flakes
2 Cups  |  Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauce (Olive Oil, Garlic & Basil)
⅔ Cup  |  Chicken Broth
1 Pound  |  Pappardelle
¼ Cup  |  Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped
To Love  |  Parmigiano-Reggiano, Shredded

What To Do:

1. Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven or medium-sized pot over medium-high heat.

2. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and saute it until golden brown (about 5 minutes).

3. Add the onion, celery, and red pepper – cook until the onion is soft and translucent (about 3 minutes).

4. Add the fresh rosemary and red pepper flakes. Cook 1-2 minutes to marry.

5. Add the pasta sauce and broth, stir, and bring to a boil. Shred the chicken with a fork or wooden spoon. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

6. While the sauce is simmering, prepare the pappardelle and add to the sauce.

7. Transfer your chicken pappardelle to a pasta bowl (or plate). Top with freshly chopped parsley and parmigiano-reggiano. Molto bene!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Chicken Pappardelle Recipe

 

 

Recipe: Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta
Pasta! Pasta!

One of the greatest culinary lessons I learned traveling abroad is the greatness of the well-prepared simple dish.

I created this pasta dish using some of my favorite ingredients – tomatoes, garlic, pasta, and cheese. What’s not to like about that?

Foodie Tips:

❤  When you’re in a pinch for time, feel free to use your favorite jarred pesto sauce. For an extra-special touch, I make my very own homemade pesto. You can freeze it ahead of time so it’s already ready when you are!

❤  If you want a little more tomato-garlic “zing” to the dish you can easily double the roasted tomato-garlic ingredients (the first five shown below). A lotta tomato goes a long way! :)

❤  This dish makes a great accompaniment with bruschetta, insalata caprese, or your favorite soup.  Click these green links for more of my favorite recipes!

Ingredients:

2-3 Cups  |  Cherry Tomatoes (or Grape Tomatoes), Whole
3-5 Cloves   Garlic, Peeled and Left Whole
1 Teaspoon  | Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon  | Black Pepper, Freshly Ground
2 Tablespoons   Olive Oil (for roasting)
1 Pound  |  Rigatoni Pasta
2 Tablespoons   Olive Oil (for sauttéing)
¼ Cup  |  Basil Pesto
To Serve  |  A Drizzling of More Olive Oil
To Serve  |  Parmigiano-Reggiano, Freshly Grated

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta Recipe

What To Do:

1. Roast The Veggies: Preheat oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, place the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and 2 Tablespoons of oil in a medium-sized bowl and stir until well mingled. Transfer the mix to a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Oven roast for 20 minutes – no stirring required!

2. Make Pasta: While the veggies are roasting, prepare the rigatoni al dente (about 1 minute less than the package directions). For best results, do not overcook the pasta!

3. Let’s Tumble: Heat 2 Tablespoons of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Transfer the roasted vegetables to the skillet. Using a slotted spoon or wok strainer, transfer the pasta to the skillet, including some of the pasta water so the dish retains its moisture. Add the pesto and drizzle with the last of the oil (to taste). Sauté and stir to coat.

4. To Serve: Spoon into bowls and top with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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Austin Realtor®
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Recipe: Cheesy Carrot Dog Treats

Cheesy Carrot Dog Treats Recipe
An Easy Pack Pleaser

This is a treat recipe that my Doggies have enjoyed for many birthdays. So this month when my SuperLabby Harley turned 11, we knew exactly what to do!

This “mini muffins” recipe is surprisingly easy to make and we hope your pack digs it as much as ours.

Always check with your Vet about which foods are appropriate for you to share with your pet. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Cup   All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup  |  Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tablespoon  |  Baking Powder
1 Cup  |  Cheddar Cheese, Grated
1 Cup  |  Carrot, Grated
2  |  Cage Free Eggs
1 Cup  |  Milk
¼ Cup  |  Vegetable Oil

What To Do:

1. Grease a mini muffin tin with baking spray.

2. Combine the two flours and baking powder; mix well.

3. Add the cheese and carrots and mix well with opposable thumbs and the rest of your fingers.

4. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and whisk in the milk and oil. Pour the batter over the dry mixture and stir gently by hand or with a wooden spoon until everything is mingling well.

5. About this time preheat your oven to 350°F. While it’s preheating…

6. …Fill the mini cups to just underneath the top of the pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

7. Cool and serve. You just became your pup’s superhero! Again, and again!

Yields about 24 tail-waggin’ treats. 

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Harleys 11th Birthday

Harley’s 11th Birthday Pic ~ He’s Never Looked Happier!

 

 

 

Recipe : Basil Pesto

A Basil Pesto Recipe From Home Style Austin

A Family Favorite

Enjoy this delicious pesto recipe that’s great on pasta, ensalata caprese, bruschetta and just about anything your heart desires.

Foodie Tips:

  Never use a knife to cut your basil leaves; always hand tear basil to prevent it from browning.

  Don’t underestimate the power of basil; it thrives in the Texas sun and loves water. Our garden usually has 4-5 basil plants that keep our kitchen filled with its deliciously aromatic fragrance.

  Vitamin C is a preservative that will help retain the beautiful green color of this pesto. If you’re going to enjoy the pesto fresh without storing leftovers, you can omit this ingredient.

Ingredients: 

2 Cups  |  Firmly Packed Fresh Basil Leaves
⅓ Cup  |  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons  |  Pine Nuts, Toasted
½ Teaspoon  |  Garlic Cloves, Minced
To Taste  |  Gray Sea Salt
To Taste  |  Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Optional: Pinch  |  Powdered Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
¼ Cup  |  Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions: 

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While it’s getting ready prepare an ice water bath in a large bowl.

2. Put the basil in a large sieve and plunge it into the boiling water. Immediately immerse all the basil and stir so that it blanches evenly. Blanch for about 15 seconds. Remove, shake off the excess water, then plunge the basil into the ice water bath and stir again so it cools as fast as possible. Drain well.

3. Squeeze the water out of the basil with your hands until very dry. Roughly chop the basil and put in a blender. Add the garlic, salt and pepper to taste, olive oil, pine nuts, and the Vitamin C, if using. Blend for at least 30 seconds. In this way the green of the basil will thoroughly color the oil. Add the cheese and pulse to combine.

The pesto will keep several days in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Yields about ¾ cup, enough for 1 pound of pasta. Enjoy!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder and Foodie
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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