Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Macadamia Nut Pesto

Pasta is always a winner.....
One of my favourite Pasta Sauces is Pesto.
I wanted to try something different and prepared a Macadamia Nut Pesto.
The advantage of homemade Pesto, is that you are not only able to choose your own ingredients, but also to choose your preferred texture.

Macadamia Nut Pesto
I like mine a bit more chunky.

Preparing your own Pesto is quite simple.

Macadamia Nut Pesto


150g Macadamia Nuts
90g fresh Basil
2 cloves of Garlic
around 200ml Olive Oil
50g Parmesan
Salt and Pepper


Place Macadamias, peeled Garlic and Basil leaves in a food processor.
Add the olive oil little by little, until all ingredients blend perfectly and until you reached your desired texture.
After that mix in the grated Parmesan, as well as salt and pepper.
Use the salt carefully if you use roasted and salted Macadamia Nuts.

Macadamia Nut Pesto


1 comment:

  1. I have tasted Katja's Macadamia Nut Pesto. It is divine, I tell you!