A pesto is a simple concoction of ground herbs and nuts suspended in oil. They are all about ordinary flavors and textures coming together to create an extraordinary product. In our Sun Dried Tomato we use only the freshest Basil available, grown on sunny Florida farms, minutes away from our kitchens. Our sun dried tomatoes add a kick of tang and acidity to the mixture, as well as vibrant red color. We mix in pecorino cheese, pine nuts, and a delicate blend of spices; tying the whole thing together with exceptionally high quality olive oil. Use this pesto as a marinade for all kinds of meats, or warm it though and use it to finish of al dente pasta.
Marinating your proteins and hearty vegetables allows you to improve your food in several ways. One, you’re of course infusing your ingredients with lots of wonderful flavors. Two, any acidity in the marinade tenderizes your meats and proteins by starting to break down some of the tougher fibers. And three, you’re giving your ingredients lots of great moisture to soak up; moisture that won’t be lost during the cooking process.
Please remember that our marinades are perishable and should be refrigerated after opening.