Saturday, June 05, 2010

paul's green stuff

Paul's Green Stuff
(aka Fresh Coriander Cashew Chutney)

Put in a food processor and chop:
1 cup fresh cilantro*
1 hot green chili pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon puree
1 tablespoon water

Add & chop:
1/2 cup cashews

Put above in a bowl and add 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, and salt & pepper to taste

*This recipe is from Paul, obviously, via the little notebook of family recipes that Mom gave me a few years back. Mom included a note at the bottom that they usually double or triple the recipe -- because it's just that good. I would also include a note to be sure to rinse the cilantro THOROUGHLY. Cilantro tends to hold a lot of grit -- dirt, sand, whatever. Poor brother Nate made a huge batch of this for my birthday party one year and forgot to rinse the cilantro. Needless to say, we had most of it left by the end of the party. I refrigerated it anyway, though, and discovered a day or two later that most of the grit and sunk to the bottom of the container and so was able to eat the rest. Good for me, bad for the party guests. Rinse that cilantro. A lot.

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