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Basil Pesto Recipes

Purchase some of this delicious Pesto and make your own "Come Alive Dishes"! 

Quick Pesto Meal: Shrimp and Pasta

posted Aug 5, 2013, 5:58 AM by Heather Champagne   [ updated Sep 23, 2013, 7:33 AM ]

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1 lb of Peeled and De-veined Shrimp
1/4 stick of softened or melted Butter
2 tblsp Aah Traditional Basil Pesto
Ready made Pasta

In a mixing bowl, add shrimp, butter and Basil Pesto. Using clean hands or spoon mix until all shrimp is covered with pesto sauce. Cook shrimp in an already heated skillet or grill. This takes about 2-3 minutes to cook. Cook until shrimp are pink. Do not discard the sauce.

Have your pasta on the stand by. If you don't have time to boil, there are great pastas that are found in the perishable department. Follow directions: heat water, put in pasta, until hot: about 3-4 minutes or specified by directions. Drain off any water. Add shrimp and pesto to hot pasta!

Add more pesto if necessary and Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Basil Pesto Chicken Wings

posted Aug 24, 2012, 8:31 AM by Heather Champagne


2 lbs Chicken Drumettes
4 oz Aah Pesto! Traditional Basil Pesto
1 stick of Butter
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Grated or Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1. Wash chicken thoroughly with water. Pat dry with paper towel any water on chicken.

2. Pre-heat oven to 357 degrees
3. On a baking sheet, mix 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and add several pinches of salt and pepper to season chicken approximately 1-1/2 tsp of each.
4. Bake chicken until cooked for 30 minutes, until browned
5. In a saucepan melt butter
6. In a mixing bowl add basil pesto and butter
7. Toss chicken in bowl, coating thoroughly.
8. Put chicken on platter and add extra butter Pesto Sauce.
9. Garnish with Parmesan cheese

Easy Pesto Dip for Carrots and Celery
All you need are three ingredients:
Aah Pesto! Traditional Basil Pesto
Sour Cream
Mix Equal Parts of all to make dip. You may add more Basil Pesto to intensify.
2 ounces Pesto

Easy Caprese Salad Salad

posted Nov 17, 2011, 7:27 AM by Heather Champagne   [ updated Aug 9, 2012, 11:13 AM by Heather Champagne ]

Ingredients:  Lettuce Head-Bib Lettuce recommended, Roma or Sandwich Tomatoes, Soft Mozzarella Balls-Large recommended, Aah! Pesto Traditional
Basil Pesto, Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil. 

Cut tomatoes like you would for a sandwich, same for the Mozza balls. Layer lettuce leaves on bottom of bowl or platter, layer of tomatoes & cheese, spoon PestosTraditional
Basil Pesto on top in drops, shake of salt and pepper, drizzle Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil.

Quick and easy recipes of Basil Pesto

posted Jul 25, 2011, 7:47 AM by Heather Champagne

Hi There,

Cooking chicken breasts or better yet, chicken thighs. I baked chicken thighs in the oven @ 350 for 20-25 minutes, added the pesto and cream with some pasta (angel hair cooks the fastest) and it was a wonderful meal.

Yesterday I made a dip using 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 mayonnaise added about 2 tablespoon of pesto and it came out great. It made about 6-8oz containers.

Last week I took Tilapia Fillets coated one side with pesto, baked in the oven for 10 minutes or cook on stove, flipping first, adding the pesto on the other side (cooked side). It was really nice and stayed on for the duration of the cooking process.

My Aunt took pork chops, covered in pesto and dredged them in Penko (Japanese breadcrumbs) and baked them in the oven. You can fry them too, just like you would bread them. Little oil in a deep skillet, 5 minutes or less on each side depending on thickness.

If you have any pesto left over, buy some store bought pizza dough, spread pesto on it, and top with your ingredients. I like chicken, tomatoes, bacon and red onion, covered with Mozzarella cheese. Works well with the Sun Dried Tomato Basil too.

Hope these have all helped with the use of this flavorful sauce. Love to hear your feedback.

Happy Pesto Cooking


Creamy Penne Pasta with Basil Pesto & Garlic Gulf Shrimp

posted Nov 22, 2010, 5:22 PM by AAH Pesto Admin   [ updated Jul 10, 2011, 8:05 AM by Heather Champagne ]

This beautiful yet unbelievably tasty meal was only about 15 minutes to put together.  We have the aah Pesto Sun Dried Tomato / Basil Pesto jar in the picture but we were only using the aah Pesto Basil Pesto for this meal. It was there for effect. :)  This was a last minute setup and we think it turned out semi pro.

 Qty    Measure    Description
  aah Pesto! Basil Pesto
  Heavy Whipping cream
  Medium sized Gulf Shrimp
  Butter (salted)
  Penne Pasta
        Salt & Pepper to taste
 Garlic (minced)

Start off by cooking the Penne pasta to your desired texture. 

While the pasta is cooking you can start on the Gulf shrimp and the aah Pesto Basil Pesto cream sauce.
  1. Take a medium saute pan and add butter, salt & pepper, & garlic.  
  2. Heat up to a sizzle, then add shrimp.
  3. Remove from heat just before the shrimp are cooked all the way through
  4. In another medium sauce pot add cream and get it hot enough you can see steam rise
  5. Add aah Pesto Basil Pesto to the cream and stir until it boils
  6. Add shrimp & Pasta and simmer for 1 minute
  7. Serve with your garnish and topping.  Here we topped with a teaspoon of aah Pesto Basil Pesto, some Sun Dried Tomatoes and a light drizzle of Parmesan cheese
Serves 4

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