Pesto is basically a sauce that has its origin in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy. The main ingredients of this sauce are crushed garlic, basil, olive oil, grated cheese, and pine nuts. Pesto is traditionally prepared in a marble mortar with a wooden pestle. Garlic and pine nuts are placed in the mortar and ground to a cream, and then add cleaned and dried basil leaves with coarse salt and ground to a creamy consistency. Only then is a mix of Parmesan cheese and Pecorino (cheese made of sheep’s milk) added.
To help incorporate the cheese a little extra-virgin olive oil is added. In a tight jar (or simply in an air-tight plastic container), covered by a layer of extra-virgin olive oil, pesto can last in the refrigerator for up to a week and can be frozen for later use.
Continue reading the infographic below to know more about the pesto chicken. Try our fresh and delicious pesto chicken marinated with traditional Indian spices.