Basil is my all time favorite herb. While some can sing all day long about cilantro, I’ve been a basil girl since childhood. Some say basil is good for female fertility and stimulates the sex drive, but I don’t know about any of that voodoo! I just know it tastes delicious.(And if it also keeps me juicy, well that can’t hurt.)
We all know that the basil/tomato combo is the unofficial flavor of summer, and for any of you who have garden basil coming in faster than you can eat it right now, try making this delicious reduction. It is sinfully easy, freezes beautifully, and also keeps for months in the fridge. I like to use it as salad dressing, dipping sauce, marinade—you name it.
You will need:
2 cups balsamic vinegar
3 large bunches of basil
Add vinegar and basil to food processor and pulse well blended.
Place mixture in small saucepan over medium and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat to low and reduce by 1/3. Reduction will thicken as it cools.
That’s it! So tell me, what do you do with your basil?