Cilantro pesto with peanuts


4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp roasted, unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
1/2 fresh jalapeno chile
6 oz (3/4 cup) peanut oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
salt to taste

How to prepare

Place butter and peanuts in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and process until pureed. Add cilantro and jalapeno and process briefly until incorporated. Drizzle in all of the oil while the machine is running. Add parmesan and salt. Process briefly. Remove from work bowl and cover until ready to serve. Use on fresh pastas, in soups, or to flavor meat dishes. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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