Fresh basil paste (mf)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Packed fresh basil leaves; about 8 ounces weighed with stems
4 \N Peeled cloves garlic; coarsely chopped (up to 5)
⅓ cup Extra virgin olive oil
\N \N Salt and freshly ground black pepper -optional additions--- -for each 1/4 cup add---
2 tablespoons Chopped pine nuts and/or
2 tablespoons Grated parmesan; (up to 3)

Rinse the basil well and pat dry. In a food processor, puree basil with garlic until coarsely chopped. While the processor is running, slowly drizzle in the oil and process until finely pureed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

USES: Grill or broil some sword fish and each portion with a tablespoonful or so of basil puree. Spoon a tablespoonful or so into each portion of canned vegetable soup.

Copyright, 1996, TV FOOD NETWORK, G.P., All Rights Reserved MC Format by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@...>.

Recipe by: COOKING MONDAY TO FRIDAY SHOW #MF6628 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #717 by 4paws@... (Shermeyer-Gail) on Aug 03, 1997

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