Basil is a herb with spicy overtones of aniseed and is often associated with Italian cooking.
◾Basil is an essential ingredient in any tomato based pasta sauce or soup.
◾Basil makes a delicious salad dressing – combine olive oil and lemon juice with Garlic and a sprinkling of Basil, salt and pepper.
◾Potatoes and vegetables are great roasted with olive oil and Basil.
◾Sprinkle Basil onto pizzas and pasta, together with Oregano, for an authentic Italian flavour.
◾Sprinkle a mixture of Basil, salt, Cumin and Coriander onto lamb chops before grilling.
◾Use in stuffing, omelettes and savoury scones.
There are many varieties of Ocimum basilicum, I have chosen Sweet Basil, most typically associated with Italian cuisine.
Basil is a culinary herb of the family Lamiaceae (mints).
It is also called the “king of herbs” and the “royal herb”.
For Your Appreciation
Basil complements tomatoes, green vegetables, salads, soups, eggs, fish, cheese, lamb, pizza and pasta sauces.
Basil acts as an effective stimulant in cases of collapse. Basil has been used as a remedy for bladder and kidney ailments, to relieve menstrual cramps, and as a remedy for gonorrhoea, catarrh, dysentery, and chronic diarrhoea. Basil has proven strong antibacterial and antispasmodic properties. Sweet basil can be applied to insect stings or venomous bites to draw out poison.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
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