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The Green Peril


420 Staff
A Pasta Recipe to delight all

The Green Peril was invented in sunny left coast Southern California. The author had recently returned from a better bud butter seminar and was anxious to test cook the goods. The Canny Bus was left at the airport Sports Bar while the author flew home in all speed.

Dr. Jay was ably assisted in the development of this classic by none other than his Nancy wife. Together this adventurous pair provides the reader a big clue that improvisation is the key to fun and frugal cooking.

Having arrived back in Los Angeles, author and wife made a quick grocery trip and were determined to clear out the refrigerator. The beauty of pasta is that you can make it different every time. Remember. Don't forget to substitute what you have on hand, what your budget will bear, and just what kinky tastes fit your fancy. A note of caution about this recipe: Do not serve to airplane pilots, other users of heavy machinery, nor practicing health care workers. Avoid sharp objects after eating (no knife is necessary in preparation or eating).

Green Peril is delicate, creamy, and moderately dangerous


One-package spinach/ricotta cheese raviolis (dairy section)
1\4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
1\4 Cup Chardonnay
3-4 tablespoons of bud butter
1\2 mini tub of fresh artichoke/pesto sauce (dairy section)
2 grams crushed and powdered bud (White Widow or Blueberry preferred)
1-tablespoon basil
1-teaspoon coarse black pepper
3 medium shallots-chopped
3 cloves of garlic-crushed
1-teaspoon sea salt

Green Peril


Heat olive oil in a large skillet while setting one liter slightly salted water up to boil.

Sauté garlic and shallots until the shallots are just clear. Add pepper, basil, and bud to skillet. Pour in wine and bring back to medium heat. Incorporate the artichoke/pesto sauce. Bring to heat and simmer.

Add pasta to boiling water and cook until firm but tender (al dente). Drain cooked pasta and set aside.

Add bud butter to simmering sauce blending in carefully. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and gently blend. Serve in large bowls with Pecarrino Romano cheese (go easy), fresh basil, and bud as garnish.

Side dishes may include a fresh garden salad and hot buttered toast (you must make sure all excess sauce is soaked up).

Recommended Wine: Any decent Beaujolais

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