Spring is the time for colorful and fragrant flowers. But besides all that: It´s Wild Garlic Time!!!! I never tried this wonder of nature until I moved to scandinavia... I heard of wild garlic and in germany of Bärlauch.. but somehow never tried it.
The taste of garlic is so special, you will want this to grow all-year-long. But what do do with it? well besides using it to garnish and give an extra "oomph" to your dish, you can use it as the main element on recipes. This time I used it to prepare a wild pesto.
1 bunch of Wild Garlic
a Handful of fresh basil
50 gr Pine Nuts
50 gr Parmesan Cheese
150 ml Olive oil
1/2 Lemon juice
1 tbsp Creme Fraiche (optional)
Toast the pine nuts until they are golden. Place all ingredients (except the oil, salt and pepper) into a mixer or food processor for 2 minutes. Start pouring slowly the oil until is all blended. Add salt & Pepper.
I love it in pasta, zoodles, sandwiches.. it is delicious... If you like really hard tastes, forget the basil and use just ramson. I hope you like it!
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