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Basil Recipes

A collection of recipes using the Herb Basil

Growing Basil


Below is a selection of the many recipes using basil on this site.  To find them all, use the Search Page.


Soups & Starters

Basil Prawns    HT  HD   10mins plus marinating

Herby Tomato Bruschetta    Veg  CD  HD  Italian  10mins

Basil Polenta    Veg  HT  BBQ  HD  30mins plus cooling

Garlic Mushrooms with Basil    Veg  HT  HD  15mins

Fiddlehead Soup    Veg  HT  SP  Canadian  40mins

Ricotta Stuffed Courgette Flowers    Veg  HT  HD  40mins

Carrot Domes with Gruyere    Veg  HT  HD  45mins

Luiuaelie (snails) Alla Ligure    HT  HD  Italian  60mins

Minestrone with Bacon    HT  SP  Italian  60mins

Spiced Carrot Soup    Veg  HT  CD  SP  70mins


Main Courses

Brill Fillets on Wilted Spinach    HT  MC  Thai  15mins

Oriental Salad    CD  MC  15mins plus cooling

Cheese and Basil Flower Omelette    Veg  HT  MC  20mins

Fettuccine with Prawn Sauce    HT  MC  20mins

Baked Marlin    HT  MC  25mins

Fusilli with Olives and Mozzarella    HT  MC  25mins

Penne with Mozarella    Veg  HT  MC  25mins

Spiced Spinach Tofu    Veg  HT  MC  25mins

Turkish Lamb Chops    HT  MC  Turkish  25mins

Lamb with Basil Sauce    HT  MC  30mins

Herb Baked Flounder    HT  MC  35mins

Thai Green Curry    HT  MC  Thai  40mins

Lemon Basil Chicken    HT  MC  50mins plus marinating

Turkey Cacciatora    HT  MC  Italian  50mins

Rigatoni with Aubergine Sauce    HT  MC  Italian  55mins plus standing

Calamares a la Provencale    HT  French  60mins

Mozzarella Couscous    Veg  HT  MC  60mins

Cajun Lamb with Rice    HT  MC  Caribbean  70min

Linguine with Roasted Vegetables    Veg  HT  MC  75mins

Coriander Chicken Couscous    HT  MC  Tunisian  80mins

Lamb Fricassee    HT  MC  80mins

Aubergines Caskets    HT  MC  90mins

Ratatouille    Veg  HT  MC  French  90mins



Basil Oil

Basil Mayonnaise    Veg  CD  ACC  5mins

Basil Vinaigrette    Veg  CD  ACC  10mins

Cherry Salsa    CD  ACC  10mins plus chilling

Chimichurri Salsa    Veg  CD  ACC  Argentine  10mins

Classic Pesto Sauce    Veg  CD  ACC  Italian  10mins

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto    Veg  CD  ACC  Italian  10mins plus soaking

Tomato and Basil Salsa    Veg  CD  ACC  15mins

Braised Sweet Peppers    Veg  HT  ACC  25mins       New!    August   2008

Herb Grilled Aubergine    Veg  HT  ACC  Argentine  25mins

Basil and Tomato Sauce    Veg  HT  ACC  30mins

Basil, Beetroot and Pepper Salsa   Veg  CD  ACC  35mins

Green Beans in Tomato Sauce    Veg  HT  ACC  Portuguese  35mins

Butternut Squash with Stilton    Veg  HT  ACC  40mins

Tomato Coulis    Veg  HT  ACC  40mins

Basque Potatoes    Veg  HT  ACC  Spanish  45mins

Green Beans with Basil    Veg  HT  ACC  45mins

Basil Potatoes with Stilton    HT  Veg  ACC  English  50mins


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