Thursday, July 8, 2010

It is hot and I am running out of ideas

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So, it hit another sweltering temperature today with humidity making me feel like I want to live in the water. This doesn't give me much time for cooking so I have been coming up with "Think Cool" dinners. Last night after being in the pool for 2 hours I grabbed a bag of Langostino from the freezer. I get these from Trader Joes and we really like them.

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Coming home from our camping trip I found my garden kicking ass. So, I decided that pesto would be a good choice for the pasta and lagostino.

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So, it wasn't a recipe really but here is what I did for the pesto

Pesto
1 large bunch of basil leaves
3 medium cloves of garlic (I used 2 garlic scapes)
one small handful of raw pine nuts
roughly 3/4 cup fresh Parmesan
1/4 C olive oil

1. Pulverize the basil and garlic together in the food processor.
2. Add pine nuts and process.
3. Add Parmesan and give a whir.
4. Slowly add olive oil with motor running.

I then cooked up the pasta and I sauteed the Langostino in about 2 Tbl of butter. I then added the drained pasta in the pan with the langostino and mixed in some of the pesto.

I was really happy with this dinner.

Oh, and here is an eagle that I saw on my camping trip.

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Just thought I would share.

5 comments :

  1. very yummy looking love this dish!

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  2. I love pesto, especially when the basil is from my garden. I freeze it in small three tbsp packages to use after the season has gone.

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  3. I love pesto. I usually make a big batch in summer and freeze it for winter!

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  4. I love pesto, especially when the basil is from my garden. I freeze it in small three tbsp packages to use after the season has gone.

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