Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quick tip: Releasing the full flavor of basil.

Posted by Lyndi

So you are making pesto and are just about ready to drop in a handful of basil leaves into the pesto.

Wait! Stop! There is one more step you must do!

Slip the basil in a Ziploc bag, and pound gently to bruise the leaves, ever so slightly.

This releases the full flavor of basil.

Now, continue on with what you were doing.

You’re welcome.


  1. Hello Lyndi! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. Thank you for sharing you widom! Nobody told me that you can release the full flavor of basil, good thing I found you in Foodista. By the way you can place more Foodista widget in your past and future blogs so that other Foodista readers can follow and see your blog too. Just search for a related recipe or food in Foodista and use its widget. I hope to read more from you. Cheers!

  2. Hi Christine, thanks for the nice comment! Foodista is a pretty cool site! Thanks for the reminder!! :)



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