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Title: Spur-Of-The-Moment Pesto
Categories: Sauce Italian
Yield: 6 Servings

1 1/2cBasil, globe, fresh
1 1/2cBasil, holy (krapau)
3 Garlic clove
2tsChives; chopped
1 1/2cOlive oil
1cParmesan; grated
1/2tsPepper, black
1/2cPecan pieces
1cChicken, leftover; minced
2 Anchovy fillets (opt)

In a blender or food processor combine the basils, garlic, chives, cheese, anchovies, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the olive oil. Blend at low speed until a puree consistency is achieved. Drizzle in the remaining oil, blending at low speed until the oil is completely incorporated. Add the chicken and process no more than five seconds. Add the pecans and process no more than another five seconds; the chicken and pecans should still be identifiable. Serve as a sauce for pasta salad or hot pasta.

Sam Waring