pesto

there is a crêpe place called crêpes & crêpes in the Cherry Creek neighborhood in Denver that I would urge you to try. I used to go there fairly often with my friends. Their crêpes were just wonderful-tender and filled with lovely things. The owner is a thickly accented Frenchman. They always served two sides of sauce with the savory crêpes (a red and a green, like Christmas.) But the one I truly miss is the pesto which is a beautiful green heavily flavored with garlic. Truly wonderful.
We recently had a nice dinner with a family from Campus Crusade and they served us grilled steak which is sorely missed in our grill-less apartment and sauced it with pesto. I asked Nick for the recipe and I hope he doesn’t mind my passing it along. I finally remembered to prowl Brian’s email for it as I am searching for something to eat this week. It is fresh, unusual and really good.

1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 roasted shelled pistachios
1 small clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

finely chop the parsley, pistachios, and garlic. Mix into the oil,
salt and pepper. I found that it worked best if I chopped the garlic
and pistachios in a food processor, then chopped the parsley
separately before mixing it all together.

for Denverites and world travelers

Crepes & Crepes
2816 E 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

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