Saturday, January 30, 2010

52 new recipes in 2010

A blog drew my attention recently to a plan that some other bloggers have to try 52 new recipes in 2010. I figure that a challenge like that looks like a good one and it may also give me a good reason to make better use of the large number of cookbooks that are sat in my kitchen.

I figure 52 in a year is only one a week and that shouldn't be too difficult, should it? I admit things may get a bit difficult , but I'm determined to give it a go. I'm not sure if there are any formal rules so to speak, but I plan to count any recipes in my tally - main meals, puddings, starters and baking. We're a couple of weeks into the year, but I can think of at least two new things that I have tried - and one of them I even took a photo of - so off I go. I'll aim to record them all on here.

White Fillets marinated in a homemade pesto

An easy homemade versatile sauce that goes with pretty much anything.

50g/2oz basil
30g/1oz pine nuts, toasted
30g/1oz parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
85ml/3fl oz olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Put the basil, parmesan, garlic and pine nuts into a food processor and season well.
2. Whiz together and with the motor still running, pour the oil in until the pesto thickens.
3. Store in a clean jar in the fridge covered with a slick of oil to prevent it drying out.

I doubled the amount coated the fillets with half the amount .I baked them.Served with tagliatelle that was then coated in the remainder of the pesto. i placed the fillets on the pasta and lightly mixed. A lovely salad anointed with lemon and a touch of oil .


  1. As challenges go this one looks delicious !!! Enjoy

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