https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/10835/asian-pesto

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I made this last year for Christmas presents and it was a smash hit! People have used it as a marinade, a stir-through sauce with pasta and as an accompaniment to dishes. I use a hand blender to get this one going.

Ingredients

  • 1C cashews (unsalted)

  • 1C coriander leaves

  • 1C mint leaves

  • 1C Thai basil

  • 1C peanut oil

  • 2 tbs sesame oil

  • 3 tbs fish sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1tbs fresh grated ginger

  • 2 tbs grated lemon grass

Method

  • 1.

    Roughly blend the cashews and leaves.

  • 2.

    Add garlic, lemon grass and ginger, with the sesame oil, fish sauce and half the oil.

  • 3.

    Blend to desired consistancy - add more oil as needed.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 291kj
  • Fat Total 28g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 358mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Notes

Will keep well in the fridge in an airtight, sanitised jar. Will last about a month.

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