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Help ... Lost a favorite basil recipe!

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Years ago I found a great recipe in Bon Appetit (I believe). It was for roasted asparagus with a basil dressing/sauce. To the best of my recollection it had a lot of basil, olive oil, some anchovies, garlic and I think capers and lemon juice. It had a great bright flavor that married beautifully with the roasted asparagus. It was something everyone, especially me, loved.

Unfortunately I can't find the recipe now. I've tried looking for it online to no avail. I don't know the proprotions. I'd really like to make it for Passover so I don't have a lot of time to figure it out.

Anyone by some remote chance know this recipe or have something like it that you can recommend?

I really appreciate it and so will the 24 other people at my seder!

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  1. http://www.tabasco.com/tabasco-recipe...

    This is one version I enjoy with roasted vegetables. If it's not exactly to your liking you can lean on the ingredient list for measurements.

    1. Not the one, I'm sure, you saw in a magazine but this may work for you.

      4 garlic cloves (minced)
      3/8 cup olive oil
      3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
      1/4 cup capers
      1 ounce anchovy fillets

      Drain capers and anchovies. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.

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      1. re: todao

        Thank thank you....it at least gives me a working starting point. Many thanks!

      2. not in time for your seder, but if you have any idea which decade or year, I have a lot of old bon appetits that are too old to be on epicurious and I could look for you as I reorganize what my son calles "the room of many messes,"

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        1. re: Madrid

          Actually making it tomorrow...but that's a little tight...it was sometime in the 90's for sure before I moved into my house. My best guess is that it would have been in 1993 or 1994. If you ever found it I'd be indebted forever. It's a simple recipe...just whirred together in a blender but soooooooooooooo delicious. Thanks so much for offering to look for it.!