Given that I am a huge fan of basil, in both sweet and savoury settings, I immediately wanted to cook this dish after seeing the recipe for the grilled pork on Paleo Leap (A fantastic resource for all things paleo). I was also pleased they’d used pork as it is a meat that I don’t cook enough and I have been looking for new ways to cook it. A great bonus was the left over pork steak which I had chopped up on my salad at lunch the next day, delicious even when cold.
I’d come up with the idea (I know many other people before me must have done this very thing but it had never occurred to me before) a few weeks ago about using pesto in mashed potato and was eager to try it out; these pork steaks seemed to be the perfect pairing. The pesto mash moment was an inspired one for me, due to my very strong feelings about pesto. I love it and highly recommend you try some on toast, yum!