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Creamy Tuyo Pesto

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1/2 lb. spaghetti noodles
  • 4 to 5 pieces cooked tuyo salted dried fish, flaked
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Heat a cooking pan then pour-in water. Let boil.
  • Cook the spaghetti noodles according to package instructions. Set aside.
  • Combine garlic and olive oil in a blender or food processor then blend until finely chopped.
  • Add salt, ground black pepper, basil leaves, and half of the parmesan cheese then blend until the texture becomes fine. You may add extra olive oil as needed. Set aside.
  • Heat a cooking pot and pour-in water and heavy whipping cream. Stir.
  • When the mixture is hot enough, put-in butter and stir until melted.
  • Add-in the tuyo flakes and pesto then stir.
  • Put-in the remaining parmesan cheese and stir. Simmer until the texture thickens.
  • Turn off heat. Top noodles with sauce.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g