The other day Bronte made this wonderful Västerbotten & Dill Pesto at home. Because, to be fair, sometimes, normal pesto get a bit boring.You may think that dill is too strong for a pesto like this - but it's not. It's just perfect. Because it's not for pasta, but for other stuff. Do try it out at home - it is super easy to make and one portion is enough for all three dishes.
500gnew potatoes, cooked with skin left onCooled slightly.
For the Easy mid week baked salmon
For the chicken sandwich
1crusty baguette style roll, ideally seeded
leftover chicken pieces
In a food processor, pulse the dill, parsley, garlic and walnuts. Add ¾ of the cheese and 50ml of the oil and pulse again until you have a finely chopped paste.
Remove from the food processor and add the rest of the cheese (if needed), more oil until you have a pesto consistency (not too runny, but enough oil so that it can be used as a dressing or topping). Taste and season with salt and pepper.
To use it for a salad:
In a bowl, add the potatoes and a few tablespoons of pesto. Mix until potatoes are coated. You may need to add more pesto – to taste. serve as part of your Summer Garden BBQ Smörgåsbord.
To use it for the Easy mid week baked salmon
Place the salmon fillets skin side up in a bake safe tray. Add 1-2 tbsp pesto on top on each fillet and place in a warm oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through (cooking time will vary depending on the size of your fish pieces). During baking, the pesto will change colour a bit and the cheese will form a slight crust.
Serve with salad or new potatoes.
To use it for best chicken sandwich
utter your bread and add salad and chicken. Top with a few teaspoons of the dill pesto and add a bit of extra seasoning.