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Monday, August 13, 2012

Penne with Basil, Pine Nuts and Brown Butter Sauce

Right now I have an abundance of Tomato's and Basil in my Vegetable garden. Like a crazy amount that when friends come over I am sending them home with Ziploc bags full of tomato's. Here is one of my favourite pasta dishes that I use a lot of fresh basil for. Plus its super easy if you need a quick dinner!

 Take a large handful of basil and roughly chop it up. Set aside.
 In a saucepan, lightly toast about 2 tbsp of pine nuts, shaking the pan constantly to keep them from burning. Set these aside.
 In the same sauce pan melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat.
 Keep an eye on the butter, swirling it around constantly over the heat until it starts to get a nice golden brown colour like in the photo above. The butter should also start to take on a slightly nutty smell.
 Add back your pine nuts, basil and a dash of nutmeg. toss to combine.
Add your penne and plenty of fresh ground pepper and fresh shaved Parmesan. Bon Appetito!

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