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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Basil

An aromatic herb, of the mint family and native to the Indian and Iranian cuisine. Used mostly for cooking but also may be used for medicinal purposes.
It is most commonly used as the main ingredient in Pesto:
Pesto

4 C Basil (tightly packed)
5 Garlic Cloves
⅓ C Pine Nuts
⅔ C Parmesan Cheese
¼ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Black Pepper
⅔ C Olive Oil
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until it forms a smooth paste. Adjust salt to taste.