2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons finely chopped pine nuts
½ cup olive oil
½ cup grated parmesan
2 tablespoons grated romano
4 tablespoons butter, softened
- In the mixing bowl of a food processor or blender, put the garlic, salt, basil, pinenuts and olive oil, and process until smooth, scraping down sides one or two times.
- Add the cheeses and butter and process very briefly, just to incorporate the cheeses and butter.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the boiling water in which the pasta cooked. If sauce is still too thick, add a little more boiling water. Process for 1 or 2 seconds.
4 - 6 servings for 1 lb thin pasta
The Joy of Pasta