A Bit on the Side
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Although we usually associate basil with Italian cooking, this herb actually originated in India over 4000 years ago. Basil was believed to have many healing properties…sooth flatulence, heal skin conditions and cure headaches. It was even fed to horses as an aphrodisiac…endless possibilities!
- Place a layer of Basil Jelly in a small glass. To this, add a layer of finely chopped tomatoes and shallots. Top with cooked prawns. Serve as a start to a special meal or a light lunch along with a slice of crispy bread.
- Brush some crostini with olive oil, top with mozzarella cheese and grill. Spread Basil Jelly over the cheese and top with cooked, crumbled bacon. Share this tasty morsel with someone tasty!
- Add Basil Jelly to Dijon Mustard, garlic, salt and black pepper. Marinade salmon or any oily fish for a couple of hours. Grill and serve with a side salad of rocket and mixed leaves