Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Corn Pesto (with Bacon)

Corn pesto? With bacon? Jeremy, you have to be kidding me! No, I assure you Susanna (I assume the interlocutioner is named Susanna), I'm not kidding you. The Thrifty Sifter found us a scrumptatious recipe and I made it. This is also my first pesto, so it's odd for me to have gone outside the traditional bounds. Usually when I do something for the first time, I like to try the classic version first.

But, y'know...bacon.

Epicurious, as they do frequently, provided the fresh corn pesto recipe. My only comment is that I'd cut the amount of corn by 30% or double the amount of pasta. There was a bit too much corn kernelage in there. We also used perciatelli. This is my favourite type of pasta.

Post bacon, pre-corn sautée.

Breaking out the Thrifty Sifter's new food processor. Dropping most of the rest of the ingredients in here was easy.


The final product was familiar, but given a fantastic kick by the addition of bacon and the cooking of the corn in a bit of bacon fat. Bacon, parmesan, and fresh basil definitely go well together, bringing out interesting flavours in each other.

Your soundtrack for this entry: Björk - Crystalline.

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