This morning I presented the following dishes for CBC's Weekend Morning Show with guest host Laurie Hoogstraten. Canadian Lobster tails and Arctic Char are available at Gimli Fish. Pesto is so versatile and delicious.
Arugula and Chive Pesto
2 cups young arugula
2 cup roughly chopped chives
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup grated Parmesan reggiano or padano
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 + cup good olive oil
pinch salt, to taste
Grind up all ingredients to a paste. Enjoy as a pesto, as an ingredient, as a sandwich spread, etc. In pasta, try with chopped tomatoes to bring out the sweetness of the chives. The Arugula is peppery but is softened by the sweetness of the chives.
Served today mixed in pasta with grilled Canadian Lobster tails and Dugald, Manitoba Arctic Char.
Lobster grilled with garlic butter. Arctic Char grilled with pesto. Served on top of pasta with grated Parmesan and cracked pepper.