Thursday, June 10, 2010

Basil Bounty

I'm joining all the hungry people over at Designs By Gollum for another episode of Foodie Friday.
Bring your favorite recipes or food to share!

A great book with ideas for using the over abundance of herbs from your garden is
Flavored Oils: 50 Recipes for Cooking with Infused Oils by Michael Chiarello 



Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 tsp finely chopped scallions (include some of the green tops)
or you can use shallots
1 cup basil-infused olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Whisk together vinegar, garlic and onions in a small bowl. Whisk
in basil oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Keeps up to
four days refrigerated in a tightly sealed container.




Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you again next week
with our hostess Michael Lee for another Foodie Friday.

13 comments:

  1. I have basil in my garden right now, so I may have to try this.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I can't wait to try this!

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  3. I've had herb gardens for awhile but have never done anything with them except dry them. I'll have to try this.

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  4. This is like speaking my love language. Flavored oils and basil tow things I LOVE to cook with. Wonderful post, so informative and such pretty pictures.
    Yvonne

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  5. Your basil is GORGEOUS!! I love fresh herbs from the garden.....some of the best parts of summer!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  6. Fresh and fabulous...thanks!

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  7. Thanks to all of you for stopping by to smell the basil and for your nice comments! It's almost as good as a bouquet of roses. LOL

    Candy

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Thank you for your lovely comments.

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