Basil

Basil is fragrant summer annual herb that stereotypically pairs with tomatoes and is the main ingredient in most pesto recipes, although it can be added to a variety of dishes - Indian, Thai, and Italian cuisines for starters. And in desserts and ice creams as a finisher!

Thai Basil
Storage: The best way to store basil is to place the stems in a jar of water in the fridge. I have yet to manage not to knock the jar over within 5 minutes of placing it in the fridge, so... I suggest just keeping basil in a plastic bag in the fridge. Wash just prior to using.

Preparation: Remove leaves from stems, rinse under running water, and pat dry. Use as specified in your recipe. Basil is bets used raw or added at the very end of cooking.

Basil Pesto

Pesto Chicken Tart

Marinated Tomatoes with Basil and Balsamic Vinegar

Methods of Drying Basil

Basilrita (basil margarita)

Creamy Potato Salad with Lemon & Fresh Herbs

Tomato Basil Pasta


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