Thai basil

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Thai basil is more anise-y than Italian basil, and the stems, leaves, and flowers can all be eaten; in Thailand, it’s sometimes served by itself as a vegetable.  It holds up to heat much better than other basils, which normally are added at the end of cooking; try slow-cooking it in spaghetti sauce to develop a deeper basil flavor. You can substitute Thai basil for Italian in just about any recipe for a different “take”, and you might also try serving it with fresh fruits, a good pairing. Feel free to experiment!

2 thoughts on “Thai basil

  1. You should publish a sheet.
    List food – poultry, beef, pork, etc. and the different herbs that go with each.
    Then
    List Herbs – basil (different varieties), Cilantro, chives, thyme, etc and the different foods that go with each – i.e. types of salads, different meats, egg dishes, etc.

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