Cooking with basil

Cooking with aromatic herbs
July 07, 2011


BasilBasil (Ocimum basilicum) leaves has a warm and spiced flavour and are used fresh, mainly in Mediterranean cuisine.


Basil PestoIt's the main ingredient of the Italian Pesto Alla Genovese, and it's used in vinegars, salads, tomato dishes and pasta.


Frozen BasilBasil loose aroma when dried, but can be stored minced and freezed.


Thai BasilThai Basil (Ocimum basilicum thyrsiflora) is a cultivar of Basil. It has a wild, lemon-like aroma, and it's more resistant to cold than other basil cultivars.

All thai basil recipes


Chocolate and Cinnamon Basil PattiesCinnamon basil smells like basil and cinnamon, it can be used in savory recipes or dessert like the Chocolate and Cinnamon Basil Patties in the picture.

All cinnamon basil recipes


Basil recipes


Tortellini with Salami and BasilTortellini with Salami and Basil

Eggless Omelette Sandwich with Basil

Scrambled Eggs with Thai Basil

Pasta with onion and cinnamon basil


All basil recipes on Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with herbs).

Pesto ideas


Basil recipes from all over the world on Il Meglio in Cucina - Best Cuisine:

Egypt: Hummus (Chickpeas Puree)

Italy: Pesto Sauce

Cooking with Aromatic HerbsCooking with Aromatic Herbs: curiosity, recipes and tips.



Baked Brie with Provençal Herbs
One year ago: Baked Brie with Provençal Herbs

Two years ago: Grilled Sword Fish with Herbs

Three years ago: Chocolate and Cinnamon Basil Patties


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