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    Ideas For Thai Basil?

    Just wondering if anyone has ideas using Thai Basil, aside from stir fries?? I didn't plant any this year, but the plants I had last year must have dropped seeds because I have a ton growing in the garden. We usually just end up making some sort of eggplant stir fry dish with it. Any other ideas?? Thanks!

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    I read Lynne Rosetto Kasper's book The Splendid Table: How to Eat Supper in the spring and bookmarked this recipe for cantaloupe season. It is a cantaloupe salad with chile and thai basil. Here is the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwieback View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has ideas using Thai Basil, aside from stir fries?? I didn't plant any this year, but the plants I had last year must have dropped seeds because I have a ton growing in the garden. We usually just end up making some sort of eggplant stir fry dish with it. Any other ideas?? Thanks!
    Do you all like shrimp?

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    Thanks for the link to the cantaloupe salad, lantana. It looks good.

    cookieee, no we don't eat shrimp. DH is vegetarian and I don't like shrimp. I'm not too fond of the texture.

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    This vegan Thai chickpea stew is a favorite of mine.

    If you don't have kaffir lime leaves, you could use some lime zest. I buy a bunch of them and freeze them so I always have them.


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Thai Coconut Basil Chickpea Stew

    Recipe By :adapted by Patti Anastasia from http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/gluten...cipe-2554.html
    Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
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    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    1 large sweet potato -- peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk -- regular or lite, your choice
    1 14.5-ounce can canned diced tomatoes, petite cut -- undrained
    1 1-inch knob peeled fresh ginger
    4 kaffir lime leaves -- minced
    1 tablespoon curry powder -- sweet or hot, your choice
    1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
    2 15-ounce cans canned chickpeas -- rinsed and drained
    3/4 cup Thai basil leaves
    2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari -- or soy sauce

    Saute sweet potato in oil for 5 minutes, add ginger. Add coconut milk, tomatoes, kaffir lime leaves, curry powder, and cilantro. Simmer until sweet potato is tender.

    Add chickpeas and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in Thai basil and tamari.
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    What about steeping Thai basil into iced tea as you are making it?

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    cookieee, we like shrimp and there's a pot of Thai basil growing outside-- so what recipe were you going to post????
    Vicci


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    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaL View Post
    cookieee, we like shrimp and there's a pot of Thai basil growing outside-- so what recipe were you going to post????
    OH, I am so very, very happy you asked.

    Thai Basil and Butter Contessa Head-On Shrimp
    Serves 4

    4 TB unsalted butter
    8 head on very large U4 shrimp or prawns
    2 TB ginger, peeled and minced
    1 TB garlic, peeled and minced
    Lemon zest from 1 lemon
    1 cup Thai Basil, whole leaves
    2 blood oranges or tangerines, peeled and cut into 1/2" dice
    Sea Salt
    Black pepper
    1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin on a bias
    8 each lettuce cups, from Boston/bibb hearts

    In a saute pan over medium low heat, add the butter. When hot, add the shrimp, raise the temperature to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add the zest and Thai basil, season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the shrimp are just cooked through. Add the oranges and scallions. Remove from the heat and place in lettuce cups.

    Source: Ming-TV Show-Michelle Bernstein-2008

    I hope you like the recipe.

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    throw whole leaves by the handful into any salad. it's great with peaches, too.

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    Thanks so much for posting, cookieee. I never thought of the combo of orange and Thai basil, and it sounds really good. As soon as the bibb lettuce is ready to pick, I'll be right on this recipe!
    Vicci


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