Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Mon May 20, 2019 8:18 pm

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We don't eat a lot of pasta, what other ways are to to eat pesto (if any)?
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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by Plymtom » Tue May 21, 2019 6:28 am

I had a bit of bad luck with evaporated milk - cans leaked ( well past BB date) had similar issues with tinned fruit and tomato puree, lots of stuff is sort of off limits as a diabetic now.
Aldi and Lidl do cheap and reasonable jars of pesto, asides from a quick google I'd say buy some and try it as is perhaps on a cracker, you'd soon imagine things you could pimp up from there :) and while we're on that subject curry pastes may be worth a go.

I just had myself thinking slightly outside the box, jar or can :lol: How about a good look around and Asian supermarket, there's some real variety there in cans and jars https://www.wingyip.com/rolin-vegetaria ... -283g.html I go to the one in town, it's bewildering but if we're talking augmenting the stash with flavours, dried, tinned, or jarred they are in a different league than Tesco etc, and just to give a recent example i get 500ml bottles of dark soy sauce £1.99 at Tesco - £1.70 at the Asian supermarket- every little helps ;)
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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by grenfell » Tue May 21, 2019 7:13 am

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Back somewhere near topic.
We don't eat a lot of pasta, what other ways are to to eat pesto (if any)?
I don't see why you couldn't put it with anything that's perhapsa tad bland , rice or potatoes for instance. Might even go well on top of pizza . I suppose it all comes down to whether one likes pesto or not , put a lot into anything and it will taste of pesto.

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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by Arzosah » Tue May 21, 2019 8:18 am

I tried to get my mum to use pasta, but she only ever tried it on a cracker, and loathed it. Then my brother simply gave it to her, using it in a tomato sauce he'd made, and she loved it. She lost no time in telling me, either! Moral: don't assume it tastes the same in the two situations :)
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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by grenfell » Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 pm

Think that's like a lot of things if one flavour overpowers everything else. Your mom's pesto and crackers was probably more pesto than cracker but mixed in with other stuff tends to enhance a dish. My wife doesn't like marmite on toast but when I put a bit in the gravy she liked the gravy. I'm pretty much the same with celery. On it's own I can't stand it but if it's used in a dish such as Cajun food ( one of the holy trinity) I'll wolf it down.

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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by jennyjj01 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:52 am

jennyjj01 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Pesto is my latest next big thing
DAMMIT!
I had opened 2 jars of pesto on 13 and 15 May: 1 red, 1 Green
In just 13 days, both had LOTS of visible mould growing on the top and inside the lids. I was gobsmacked!

I'm not one for putting opened jars in the fridge, but I never expected such quick decay. I expected the olive oil to keep it ok, but nope.
It had probably alread got mould on after a week, but i just didn't notice.

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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by Plymtom » Sun May 26, 2019 4:28 pm

jennyjj01 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:52 am
jennyjj01 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Pesto is my latest next big thing
DAMMIT!
I had opened 2 jars of pesto on 13 and 15 May: 1 red, 1 Green
In just 13 days, both had LOTS of visible mould growing on the top and inside the lids. I was gobsmacked!

I'm not one for putting opened jars in the fridge, but I never expected such quick decay. I expected the olive oil to keep it ok, but nope.
It had probably alread got mould on after a week, but i just didn't notice.
And they say men don't read instructions :lol: My wife had a bad case of food poisoning pushing luck with mayo once, me - I ate a slice of raw gammon thinking it was thick ham trim, I was fine.
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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by jansman » Sun May 26, 2019 6:52 pm

Plymtom wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 4:28 pm
jennyjj01 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:52 am
jennyjj01 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Pesto is my latest next big thing
DAMMIT!
I had opened 2 jars of pesto on 13 and 15 May: 1 red, 1 Green
In just 13 days, both had LOTS of visible mould growing on the top and inside the lids. I was gobsmacked!

I'm not one for putting opened jars in the fridge, but I never expected such quick decay. I expected the olive oil to keep it ok, but nope.
It had probably alread got mould on after a week, but i just didn't notice.
And they say men don't read instructions :lol: My wife had a bad case of food poisoning pushing luck with mayo once, me - I ate a slice of raw gammon thinking it was thick ham trim, I was fine.
Food safety hat on: mayo,unrefrigerated,is a Listeria timebomb.Raw meat however, especially salted meat,will NOT harm you.Bacteria lives on the surface of carcass meat ( minced is a whole other nightmare), which is why you can eat it rare.
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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by Arzosah » Sun May 26, 2019 8:41 pm

I always put pesto in the fridge - the greenery isn't covered by oil, so it doesn't act as a preservative enough to keep out the bacteria, I thought.
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Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Post by jansman » Mon May 27, 2019 7:08 am

Exactly,Arzosah. High acid( pickles), High sugar ( preserves) are shelf stable at ambient temperature,as the storage medium does not allow bacterial growth.Saying that though,I do put pickled beetroot in the fridge once opened,as it stops oxidisation and the beetroot turning brown,yuk! Must buy smaller jars.
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