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  • Serves: 2 1/2 cups

Pesto, Asian "Bruce Cost's Asian Ingredients"

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • Ginger Island Restaurant
  • 1 c Oil, peanut
  • 1/2 c Peanuts, raw
  • 2 sm Chile peppers, Green
  • Fresh seeded
  • Serrano or Jalapeno
  • 1 tb Ginger, fresh; chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 c Basil leaves, fresh
  • - tightly packed
  • 1/4 c Mint leaves,
  • 1/4 c Cilantro leaves,
  • - tightly packed
  • - tightly packed
  • 3 tb Lemon juice
  • -freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Sugar


Heat oil in a small skillet until nearly smoking, then remove from the heat
and add the peanuts. Allow to sit until lightly browned. Remove the nuts
with a slotted spoon and drain, reserving the oil.

Put the peanuts in a food processor or blender and blend to a rough paste.
Add the chilies, ginger and garlic and continue to blend, Add the herbs and
a little of the reserved oil, and continue to blend. Add the salt, sugar
and lemon juice, and blend until the herbs are very finely minced.

Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and stir in the remaining oil.

Serve along side warm or cold noodles, and allow each eater to spoon sauce
to taste over a helping of noodles.

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