Culinary creations with Cilantro

Trip Start Jan 13, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I love cilantro! And, I admit, I am smitten for that bunch boosting a price of $.89, but seriously, who can really eat that entire bouquet before the slime factor appears! Gross!
Sorting through the slippery stems my mind wanders. Hey, when life gives ya post prime herbs, make pesto! Salvage what ya can!

Here's what I did...and it worked!

Saute a handful of peanuts. Pine nuts would be awesome but in this economy, who's naming their nuts?
Hope ya have a food processor or blender, cuz this is where it's going.
    Olive oil -  to taste
    Salt - if ya like
    Black pepper - oh yeah!
    Cayenne - even better
    Lemon juice - best "go to" taste enhancer, splurge if ya must!
    Garlic - yum! Sizzling in the pan! (did you know there are folks that don't like garlic!? Don't trust         them...)

Then, as time and wine on hand permits, de-stem the cilantro, add all ingredients (heck even some of the wine! Why not?!) and pulse in the processor or blender.

May sound odd, but this is a yummy, cheap pesto to have on hand. Impress your friends!

Bet ya want pictures, eh? Sorry...ate it too fast! Next time!

Let me know how it goes! Cheers!

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