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At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
 
- Select Fresh   
     Vegetables
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
 Crackers
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....
 
 













 

Fresh Herb Pesto
 
  1. Fresh pesto is a great option for grilled fish. Salmon, halibut, trout, and snapper are particular favorites. Pesto goes very well with cedar planking, the smokey flavor really adds another layer of taste in addition to being one of the easiest ways to grill fish.
  2. Pesto can be made ahead of time and kept for a few days in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen (in ice cube trays) for convenient use at a later time. If you garden and have a surplus of herbs, this is the best use for them!
  3. Using spinach as a base mellows the intensity of the herb of choice.


Ingredients
  1. 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh herbs We especially like dill, oregano and thyme.
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 2/3 cup Pecorino Romano, grated
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • !/2 teaspoon black pepper

       

Directions
  • Process walnuts in food processor until ground. Remove and set aside.
  • Put in remaining ingredients except for olive oil and nuts. Process until finely chopped. Add walnuts, then slooowly stream in olive oil. Taste and add more salt if necessary. Now the pesto is ready to use or freeze.

 

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