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Pasta and Macadamia Nut Pesto Sauce

Pasta and Macadamia Nut Pesto Sauce

Pasta and Macadamia Nut Pesto Sauce


3/4 Cup olive oil

1 Small bunch fresh basil, chopped

1 1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic

1 Cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped salted, roasted

1/4  Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Salt & freshly ground white pepper

1 Lb. Fettuccini or linguini


Blend 1/4 cup oil, basil and garlic in blender. Add nuts and parmesan and blend well. Gradually mix in remaining 1/2 cup of oil. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared up to a week ahead of time). Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, but still firm. Drain- return to pot. Meanwhile cook sauce in heavy saucepan over low heat until heated through. Pour over pasta: toss well. Divide among plates and serve.




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