Pea and thyme pesto/dinner for two

It was about time I made something yummy, lately food has been more of a necessity (due to lack of time, mainly) and, consequently, quite dull. But yesterday I was inspired by a recipe found here and since “I´m in money” (as we say in Romanian, meaning I got paid), thought I´d prepare something a bit fancier than frozen fish with rice and cucumber or frozen fish with mashed potatoes and cauliflower. (yes, frozen fish is cheap here!) 😉 So I got a juicy piece of entrecôte, ingredients for a pea and thyme pesto, sweet potatoes, as well as beer! 😉IMG_4488

And since I´m a firm believer that everything gets better with a glass of somethin´somethin´ (I´d rather have bubbles, but couldn´t be bothered to go to the Wine Monopoly for it), I had me a beer and some sticks to make cooking more fun. IMG_4486

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Oven roast sweet potatoes: cut them into smallish pieces, pour some olive oil on them, sprinkle salt, pepper and chilli over and place it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until tender.
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The ingredients for pesto:

1/2 bag (small) of frozen peas

30-50 g pine kernels

1/4 parmesan triangle

olive oil

salt

pepper

fresh thyme (a handful)

juice from 1 lime

Put everything in a food processor (I like that the peas are raw, it gives the pesto a delicate texture), add oil and lime juice and adjust to your taste.

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Serve it with crackers or make it the dinner´s “pièce de resistance”, as we did. God, was it yummy and how come I never made it before? We´ve had white fish with pea puré several times, but this beats it! (cheese is the magic word!)

IMG_4492I hope you´ll feel like trying one day! 😉 Bon appetit!

xxx, Alina

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