this outstanding recipe for Asian Basil Pesto online. I added my own touches - a dash of peanut oil and some sweet chili sauce - and - voila! - orgasmic deliciousness.
Then, because I was on a rare culinary roll, I mixed 3 tablespoons of the pesto with a can of coconut milk, added pieces of a roaster chicken and sliced roasted red peppers (both procured from my market's deli), threw in some brown rice, a few peanuts and cooked it all in the microwave. Thai-inspired improvised goodness: