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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Parsley

Parsley, also known as garden parsley, with more than 30 different varieties, the 2 most common are curly parsley and flat-leaf parsley. Mostly used as a garnish( I prefer not to use parsley as a garnish) for culinary dishes. Parsley also has value as a medicinal herb, treating medical problems such as urinary tract infections (UTI) and diabetes.
Not only does basil make a great, so does parsley.
Parsley Pesto
2 Cups fresh Parsley leaves (roughly chopped and tightly compressed)
3 Roasted Garlic Cloves
3 Green Olives (pitted)
½ Cup Walnuts (shells removed)
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
Place all ingredients, except for olive oil in the food processor. Purée, pouring olive oil in slowly until a smooth paste has formed. Add salt and pepper to taste.