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Basil has a sweet, strong spicy clove-like flavour.
It is particularly good with tomatoes, in stir-fries and fish dishes.
Used as a garnish for vegetables, chicken and egg dishes.



BASIL HINTS
Add finely chopped basil to scrambled egg or an egg salad, sprinkle over a poached egg or coat poultry, meat and vegetables.
Try adding coarsley chopped basil leaves to cooking water for green beans or and any other green vegetable.
Blend in a processor a combination of garlic, basil leaves and vegetables stock and baste lamb, fish or chicken during roasting.
Basil goes really well with tomatoes...

Add finely chopped basil to tomato soup just prior to serving.
Add coarsley chopped leaves to tomato sauces for pasta or pizza and simmer for the last 15 minutes of cooking.
For a delicious drink with a difference warm tomato juice and add finely chopped basil leaves. Chill the drink and serve.
Cut tops off large tomatoes and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Top with finely chopped basil leaves, grated cheese and freshly ground black pepper.
 
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