My mom has always been super interested in food. When I was a little girl, she always cooked, what we called, 'Guinea Pig Dinners'. A Guinea Pig Dinner consisted of finding a new recipe and every Sunday my mom and I would cook it for ourselves, my dad, grandpa and grandma. Sometime the meals were kind of weird, but mostly they were pretty good.
This summer I have decided to do my own version of the Guinea Pig Dinner, to keep myself occupied during my lack of free time. Weekly I am going to try to cook something new and share the recipe with you. If you like experimenting in the kitchen, I would love it if you tried it out to and shared your thoughts, ha.
Oh and forgive me please, my food photography skills are a little weak.
For my first go, I decided to make Pea Pesto Crostini as an appetizer followed by Roasted Shrimp and Orzo.
I have to admit that I altered the recipes a little though. I NEVER use salt when cooking, so I cut that out entirely.
For the Pesto, I didn't use all the Olive Oil, but, I did add a little white wine. I thought it needed more Garlic though, so if I were you, I would add 2 cloves. I also used fresh peas not frozen.
For the Orzo I didn't use all the Olive Oil either, It says to use 1/2 cup and I only used about 1/4 maybe less. I grilled the shrimp instead of roasting them, and I grilled some vegetables too (my favorite)! I paired the meal with a Rosé from La Vieille Ferme. It made for a lovely, light, summer meal (and provided wonderful left-overs for the week)!
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