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Sep 6, 2007 05:50 AM

Big bunch of basil

What can I do besides pesto? thanks.

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    1. Thai chicken with basil. I like this recipe (but use less garlic and chili peppers):

      1. Roast a bunch of halved, seeded roma tomatoes in the oven for a bit (45 minutes to an hour), and add them in a big pot with some sauteed onions, celery, and carrot. Add in some chicken broth or wine or something like that and cook it for a while. Add in a ton of fresh basil at some point. Season to your liking (I like some crushed red pepper in it). Cook. Puree it with a stick blender. Tasty tomato and basil soup. Can add some cream or something if you like too.

        This is how I use up lots of fresh basil when I have too much on hand. I grow it myself, so I have plenty that needs to be eaten during the summer.