Friday, May 31, 2013
FFWD Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado
This might be my last post for a while (I'm due on Sunday, although I have a feeling I might go late), and I wish it was a better one. I didn't want to spend the time or the money to track down the pistachio oil, and it never occurred to me that I could make it myself--after reading the P&Q I wish I had--so I decided to just use the hazelnut oil that I actually owned. It tasted absolutely fine, but was definitely nothing to write home about. A Memorial Day barbecue probably also wasn't the right time to test out this subtle dish. Paul and our friends ended up just slicing the avocado and putting it on their burgers. I don't think they even noticed the lemon or oil! The rest of our barbecue, however, was great. We had mixed nuts, turkey burgers, grilled vegetables with cilantro pesto, these potatoes, zucchini salad, and an excellent Burmese eggplant dish that our friend made. For dessert we had brownies, 3 kinds of cookies, watermelon and fruit salad. It will probably be our last barbecue for a bit, so I'm glad it was a good one!