|Poached Langoustine with Fresh Coconut Puree, and Thai Basil & Almond Pesto
|Santa Barbara Spot Prawns - best when alive and kicking - UNLESS they attack you, which I have experienced. And I'm traumatized. If they aren't alive when you purchase them, there's an enzyme that runs through the body, ruining the flesh.
|MONSIEUR LANGOUSTINE! Welcome to ma maison! Would you like to hop in the hot tub??
|Sorry buddy, that's what happens chez Katherine
|Thank you Zabar's for giving me sudden urges to purchase random objects, you have been helpful.
|Thai Basil - why not throw a few buds and flowers - I was picking them off anyway, might as well not let em go to waste!
|The BEST olive oil. 2007. Antico Podere del Gualdo. Sinolea process (pricking each olive with little knives and letting the oil drip out). Fruity, herbaceous, vibrant, amazing.
|Away we go! Get it? Pesto? Pestle?
|Et voila! Finished product.