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Too much basil in the garden! Any fun ideas?

asked by legobeth about 3 years ago
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added about 3 years ago

Pesto ?

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Greenstuff

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added about 3 years ago

Scroll down, and see this http://food52.com/hotline...

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added about 3 years ago

try this herb rub (can keep for ages) with basil instead of sage/rosemary http://www.thewednesdaychef...

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try this herb rub (can keep for ages) with basil instead of sage/rosemary http://www.thewednesdaychef...

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added about 3 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

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inpatskitchen

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added about 3 years ago

You can have fresh tasting basil all year long by doing this:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 3 years ago

Here's a great chicken dish that uses tomatoes, garlic and a big hank of fresh basil. I've never used the stems like this but the aroma and flavor is so intense!
http://www.jamieoliver...

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Side salad with watermelon, feta, cucumber, olive oil, and white wine vinegar

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The obvious idea is to make lots of pesto and freeze it. But other ideas...basil sorbet? Mojito with basil in place of mint?

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added almost 3 years ago

I could eat corn, tomato, avocado, basil and lemon salad every single day of the summer.
I also use it atop grilled salmon, mixed in with lamb meatballs or kebab, in vinaigrette dressing, tossed in with a green salad, you name it! I make a basil peach jam and/or butter every year. My neighbors don't grow any so I also share with them. No such thing as too much basil!!

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Rebecca Vitale

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added almost 3 years ago

Cucumber-basil gin gimlets are good if you have any left!

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Rebecca Vitale

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added almost 3 years ago

Also, the "Granny Smith, Ginger, and Basil Granita" on Epicurious is delicious. I wish I had a garden with too much basil in it...

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I love to use basil in salads along with lettuce and mint.

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Jamie Oliver has a good minestrone recipe that calls for basil stems as well as basil. And there's always Thai salads. They ask for Thai basil, but regular can be substituted. I also recently tossed basil with avocado, quinoa and roasted veg.

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added almost 3 years ago

Jamie Oliver has a good minestrone recipe that calls for basil stems as well as basil. And there's always Thai salads. They ask for Thai basil, but regular can be substituted. I also recently tossed basil with avocado, quinoa and roasted veg.