Pea Shoot Pesto.
I wanted something interesting to do with the pea shoots we received from our weekly pickup at Friends and Farms.
After a bit of searching around the internet, and knowing that I am a sucker for pestos, I found numerous recipes for a pesto made using pea shoots.
I messed around with them, as usual. And, reverted to my standard formula for pesto. I harvested almost all of the pea shoots. Got around three cups of them.
Toasted a mix of almonds, pecans and walnuts.
About three ounces of them.
Set up the food processor with about three ounces of Parmesan, two cloves of garlic, salt and pepper.
After I blended the Parmesan, I added the nuts and the pea shoots.
As this was blending, I poured in the olive oil. Getting it to the consistency I wanted and tasting while adding a little additional salt and pepper.
The final product. About a cup and a half of pesto. A few dollops of it tonight on the last of the cod we received last week.
The rest of it will get mixed with some pastas. Like those I bought at Secolari this week.
It really tastes like peas. You can make all sorts of pestos. Just be creative and experiment.