Do I have something in my teeth? Yeah. Where? Did I get it? Just show me where it is. Ok. How about now? Did I get it? Ugh! You get it!
That conversation sound familiar?
I think I have had that conversation with my best friends a dozen times. If you haven’t had a friend reach across the table and quickly pick something out of your teeth, well then, you do not have a best friend.
Or maybe you just floss more than I do!
Back to cilantro. You either love it or you hate it.
Or, you have that genetic trait that makes cilantro taste like soap. That’s a thing, right? Well, either way. It isn’t summer, so fresh basil is not as readily available as during the summer months. I pretty much buy cilantro every single grocery store trip. When trying to shop and cook frugally, look at what you already have on hand.
Salt, pepper, CRP (crushed red pepper), check, check, check. Duh.
Hmmmmm… Pine nuts… Parmesan cheese?
Ah ha! To substitute the creaminess from the cheese, I added cashews. They absorb some of the liquid and puree nicely. Winner, winner, shrimp pasta dinner!
This is a perfect way to brighten up pasta night. Dump the heavy sauces and opt for a lighter choice. Plus, the amount of tiny green things possibly getting stuck in your teeth will surely bring you and your dinner-mate closer together.