Since it's a week night, it's nice to have a grocer that I know I can trust to make a quality pesto that tastes like it's homemade. It didn't taste like those other prepackaged on the shelf brand name pestos. It always helps to look in the refrigerated section for the fresh tasting stuff, too. Especially when you want really good pesto without the time that it takes to make really good pesto. Having tasted a few other store - made pestos from other refrigerated sections, I'm going to say this is the best I've had.
We love eating a different variety of pastas. On this night, I chose some buccatini, similar to spaghetti, but thicker, chewier, and a hole runs through the center. I thought it held the garlicky basil sauce well. We served our pasta with some smoked sausage and oven - roasted corn that I cut off the cob and seasoned with some Ferneau seasoning. You can find Ferneau seasoning at Terry's Finer Foods. You can also find it at the Little Rock Farmers Market on Saturdays and Tuesdays. It's more fun than salt, and it makes everything taste better!
- Buccatini Pasta
- Pesto Sauce
- Cook the pasta per package directions.
- Drain, then return pasta to stock pot.
- Add pesto and mix.