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[Feb. 24th, 2007|01:53 am]
I have a whole bunch of mint. I'd rather make food out of it than have it rot in the vegetable drawer like the last few batches.... What should I make?

I found a couple mint pesto recipes. I have a whole bunch of cilantro, too, (oh, and pine nuts as well) so that'd probably work, but I'm not sure what to put it on.

I was also thinking about trying some kind of seriously mint ice cream, but I don't have an ice-cream maker, so it would probably be more like granita, which is nowhere near as cool.

[User Picture]From: helava
2007-02-24 05:46 pm (UTC)
Mint oil. Basically, blanch the mint, dunk it in ice water, dry, toss in a blender with enough oil to get it to blend. Blend until it's a fine green mess of goo. Strain. What you've got through the strainer should be this jewel-colored green oil that tastes intensely of mint. Awesome on ice cream, or dotted on a custard, or a brownie.
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2007-02-24 07:16 pm (UTC)
(nods) yup... that.
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