lime basil challenge
I have a HUGE bunch of lime basil that I received this week from my CSA and I haven't a clue what to do with it. Ok, a couple ideas, but I need some help here. Here's my ideas so far:
-buy some booze use it in cocktails;
-make a sorbet (but I don't have an ice cream maker, which makes this more difficult!);
-use in place of thai basil in Stir Fried Chicken with Holy Basil from Hot Sour Salty Sweet
I love the taste of it and I don't want to waste this herb. Anyone have any ideas? Many thanks!!
I thought of pesto too, but the almost overwhelming lime taste would make just using a normal italian-style pesto recipe unsuitable.
I'm thinking of using some high-quality vegetable oil, some pine nuts, and maybe a thai chile, some shallot and a bit of ginger just to see what it tastes like.
Add a handful of lime basil to a chicken coconut milk curry just before serving.
Marinate small slices of pork in a mixture of lime basil, fish sauce and chiles, then grill.