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Thursday, 15 January 2009
01:01:24 AM (GMT)
By: Mrs. De Biasi
(serves four)

3 handfuls of fresh basil (finely chopped)
1handful of pinenuts (lightly toasted)
1 handful of Parmesan cheese (grated)
Quarter of a clove of garlic
Lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

   Pound the garlic, a pinch of salt, and the basil in a bowl. Add the pinenuts and
pound again. Add half the Parmesan. Stir, then add just enough olive oil to bind the
   Season with salt and pepper to taste, then add the rest of the cheese. If you're
not happy with the consistency, keep adding oil and cheese until you are. Add a
squeeze of lemon at the end.
   Delicious mixed into pasta.


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