Basil pesto and basil chicken are perhaps the most classic uses of this wonderful herb, but fresh basil is also a wonderful addition to soup, stew and stir fry recipes.
If you love basil pesto you will love this invention which uses rocket for a peppery bite. You can also add Parmesan cheese if you like.
Cooking a turkey does not need to be a big hassle. Garlic powder, basil and sage add just the right flavour.
Almost any whole fish can be cooked with this method but snapper is particularly good with the Thai flavours. If you can find it, try fresh galangal in place of the ginger, the flavour is unique.
This recipe keeps your turkey moist and full of flavour. You can also use this recipe for chicken.
If you grow your own basil this is a great use for the big plants when summer is ending. This pesto can be made in big batches and frozen for months.