Ronald McDonald vs. The Jolly Green Giant
June 16, 2006
It's not your fault this isn't working yet David. You just need to rethink the ladies you invite to your ultra swank bachelor pad with the pink furry bean bag and marble topped kitchen.
You meet a beautiful young lady in a fast food restaurant. Do you?
a. Ask her if you can join her at the table.
b. Invite her over for Risotto with Sweet Pea Mint Pesto
c. Pick up her tray, put it in the trash and scold her for putting toxins into her perfect specimen of the female body.
d. Ask her if she likes it super-sized.
None of the above! You shouldn't be hanging around fast food joints unless you really can't hold it any longer. Leave the ladies who shove frozen burgers into their hot apple pie holes for the Upper East Side heathens. Find yourself a fresh-faced beauty sipping café at Le Pain Quotidien and pick up a boule while you're there.
Sweet Pea Mint Pesto
1 lb farm fresh peas
1/2 cup chopped mint from your Oh So Gay Assorted Mint Garden which may include orange, spearmint, chocolate and peppermint
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp pine nuts
1/4 cup extra extra virgen olive oil
2 pinches sea salt
1/2 cup grated pecorino
Wash your molcajete or if you're pressed for time and won a bundle at the track, give me a call at 917-570-3832. I'll whip it up for you in a jiff for a healthy split of the booty. Otherwise, crush the peas, mint, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil into a summer fresh paste. Toss with fresh pasta, stir into risotto or use as a base for canapés with thinly sliced cumin roasted lamb topped with homemade harissa.