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What Dishes is Basil Added to?

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What Dishes is Basil Added to?

Basil is one of the most aromatic herbs that takes pride of place in Italian cuisine. It has a slightly spicy taste, which is combined with sweet and sour flavors and the dishes, in which it is used, have an incredible aroma.

Some of the most famous Italian foods wouldn't be the same without basil. Most often used to make aromatic pesto, it is an indispensable ingredient of Caprese salad, and a real Italian Margherita pizza is not the same without a few basil leaves.

Basil perfectly complements the taste of tomato sauces and therefore it is no coincidence that it is called the tomato spice. It can be used in cooking green beans and beans, vegetable dishes, fish dishes, vegetable broths, beef, mashed potatoes, tomato salads, pork chops.

It adds an amazing flavor to potato soups. Basil is used for marinades (mostly game). It can be used in a number of meat and egg dishes. It is also used in making pickles. In combination with dill and tarragon, a very aromatic vinegar is made, which spices up various salads and sauces.

Dried and chopped basil leaves are used to flavor pâtés and sausages, you can easily use it to season omelettes. It goes very well with lamb and yellow cheese. It goes well with other spices, such as rosemary, savory herb, marjoram, mint, tarragon and coriander. When using it in fried and boiled dishes, it is best to add it 10-15 minutes before the end of cooking.



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