Cooking with Basil October 29 2015

One of the most widely used culinary herbs, basil truly runs the gamut in the kitchen. Not only the ultimate complement to tomatoes, basil also pairs well with onions and garlic and is commonly used in pestos, sauce, and savory desserts.

Here are some easy ways you can incorporate basil into your weekly menu:

Pesto - Go the traditional route, pair basil with garlic to whip up a delicious pesto sauce:

Infused Oil
- Add some flavor to your favorite olive oil!

Basil Oil 

Seafood Dishes - For a match made in seafood heaven, add basil to your next shrimp or fish dish:

- Basil and fruits go hand in hand, trust us!

While the above recipes call for fresh basil, should you need to substitute for the dried herb remember that one tablespoon of fresh chopped basil is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of dried.

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