Wed 1 Jun 2011
As promised in my last blog on using basil here are some of the ways EdenFeed Readers are using basil…
1. “love putting whole basil leaves on when we make our own pizzas… smells (and tastes) heavenly and I’ve always wanted to try a recipe for lime-basil sorbet that I saw on Jamie Oliver a long time ago”…
In case someone else wants to try that lime-basil sorbet, here is the recipe.
2. “One thing I’ve always done is stack large basil leaves on a piece of foil and roll them up to seal and freeze for winter pizzas. A stack of 5-10 fills a pizza, depending on how much basil you like. They’re dark when they thaw, but that’s to be expected.”
Personally, I am a big fan of basil, slices of fresh tomatoes and roasted garlic on homemade pizza. To roast garlic simply put cloves of garlic (in peel) on cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees until desired tenderness and then remove from the peel slice and add to your pizza.
3. “Compound butter and pesto- I pack them in 1/4 pint jars and freeze them.”
I have not made pesto yet myself, but have been wanting to the past couple of weeks. I have even looked up a pesto recipe so I am ready should I find some extra time in my schedule. We don’t eat a lot of pesto on pasta, but at a party recently we had pesto drizzled on Havarti cheese and crackers that was delicious.
Thanks everyone for the comments and helping write this post for me! I hope everyone is having a great week. I will feature another herb in the kitchen later this week and I look forward to hearing how you are using it.