David George Gordon is the award-wining author of The Eat-a- Bug
Cookbook and 18 other titles about orcas and gray whales, cockroaches,
tarantulas, land snails and the Sasquatch. The New York Times called his
Field Guide to the Slug “gripping.”
He’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, Time
magazine and National Geographic Kids and has appeared on Conan
O’Brien, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The View.
As The Bug Chef, he’s shared his cuisine with visitors to the Smithsonian
Institution, San Francisco Botanical Garden, The Explorers club, Yale
University and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums in San Francisco,
Hollywood and Times Square.
Chef Gordon and his illustrator/wife Karen Luke Fildes live in Seattle.

 

Linguine with Pepper Cress Pesto, Broccoli

and Cherry Tomatoes

For 4-6 people
1 packages of linguine (organic, or GF, rice, etc)
1 batch of pepper cress pesto (see attached recipe)
2 cups broccoli florets
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup white wine
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup assorted cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Salt and pepper
10 sun-dried tomatoes- cut into strips
2 Tbs. fresh chopped parsley
Sauté the broccoli in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and sauté for 2
more minutes. Add the white wine. Add the cherry tomatoes and sauté a few
minutes, add the sundried tomatoes, along with some of the oil its packed in.
Meanwhile, Cook linguine in salted water, al dente, timing it so you can add
it to the broccoli pan. Finish cooking the pasta in the pan with the broccoli
and tomatoes. Drizzle in a little more olive oil and add a little of the pasta
water to finish the cooking. Add 1 cup of pesto mixture and toss together.
Then garnish with parsley.

 

Pepper Cress Pesto

2 cups Pepper Cress leaves
4 cloves garlic
½ cup walnuts
¼ cup Olive Oil
¼ teaspoon salt

In food processor, pulse the pepper cress until finely chopped. Add
garlic cloves, walnuts, and salt. Pulse some more, occasionally
scraping down sides to incorporate all of the mixture. When fully
pureed, add the olive oil slowly while processor is on. Adjust salt
and garlic to your taste.

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