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1. A sauce made of garlic, basil, olive oil, and often Parmesan, used on pasta or in soups and stews.
2. A soup or stew flavored with this sauce.

[French, from Provençal, from pestar, to crush, from Old Provençal, from Late Latin pistāre; see piston.]
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1. (Cookery) a type of sauce from Provence, made from olive oil, basil, garlic, tomatoes, and cheese
2. (Cookery) a type of rich vegetable soup containing or flavoured like pistou sauce
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It had been a difficult choice, and I could easily have gone for the tortellini of roasted pumpkin or the roast fillet of seabass, but in the end I opted for the roasted rump of Moroccan spiced Welsh lamb with provencal garnish, chickpea and basil, baby spinach, butternut puree, roasting juices and sauce pistou.
There was a huge variety of fresh breads and cheese including starters like authentic French Onion soup, piperade, pissaladiere, quiche Lorraine royal, soupe au pistou while bouillabaisse, coq au vin, blanquette de veau, casserole and gratin dauphinoise were served as main course dishes.
Guests fill their Maui-crafted ceramic plates with Bella's shrimp, now dressed in a zesty basil lemon pistou, as well as a marigold-flecked fried rice prepared by private chef MiJin Kang.
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Turnip Green Pistou Ingredients: 1 large bunch of turnip greens or collards 2 tbsp.
Against the artistic backdrop of the cafe's gallery home, diners will be able to choose - as a starter - the likes of an Ouseburn Farm summer vegetable broth, with basil pistou plus garlic and rosemary focaccia; followed by a roast chicken breast served with allotment vegetables, bacon, Jersey royals and thyme.
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