May 16, 2023

Let’s Cook: Fried Garlic Peanut Pesto Sauce

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  • Get ready to be amazed as we reinvent the classic basil sauce, infusing it with a burst of creativity and flavor that will leave you craving more. In this innovative twist, we bid farewell to the traditional pine nuts and say hello to a delightful and unexpected hero: adobong mani (fried garlic peanuts). Packed with garlicky umami goodness, this offbeat sauce will elevate your dishes to new heights. This audacious reinvention infuses the sauce with a medley of robust flavors that will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and beyond!

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Fried Garlic Peanuts Basil Sauce

    20 g fried garlic peanuts
    40 g basil leaves
    90 g olive oil

    Cooking directions:
    1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
    2. Transfer the sauce to a tighly covered container and store properly.

    Pro Tip: Use quality extra virgin olive oil for good flavor. Freshly cooked fried garlic peanuts should also be used because stale ones may be oxidized. Spinach, parsley, and other greens can also be used as a substitute to make this sauce.

    Also read: Explore the World of Japanese Cuisine with Chef Takashi Kawasaki This May 2023!

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