Holistic Health Farms basil seedlings
Mill City Cooks

Asian Pesto

Use on fish or grilled meats. Steak-like fish (marlin, swordfish) benefit from a short dip in equal parts lime, tamari and mirin before grilling or broiling.

Makes 1.5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups packed fresh basil
  • 3 cups packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 3 Tbsp poached or toasted garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp seeded and finely chopped Serrano chile
  • Zest and juice of one lime, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1⁄4 cup dry-toasted unsalted peanuts and cashews, chopped 1⁄2 cup peanut or olive oil, to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Add herbs, ginger, lime juice and zest, chile, sesame and peanuts to food processor.

Pulse and few times to chop, then slowly add the peanuts and olive oil in a thin stream. Stop a few times to scrape down sides. Add additional oil if needed.

Taste and season with salt and pepper.