Basil has a unique and appetizing aroma. It is obviously associated with pesto, but it can be prepared in all kinds of ways. It gets its name from the Latin word “Basilicum” and from the Greek term “Basilikos”, both of which mean “royal”. We are proposing our top 10 recipes with basil for you to enjoy like royalty!
#10 – Basil Crisp Chicken Breast
Basil Crisp Chicken Breast
With this simple and excellent recipe, meat is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The basil pleasantly perfumes the whole. To try without hesitation!
This soup, which is almost a meal in itself, is the pride of Provence. The type of beans and vegetables used may vary, but a mixture of crushed basil, garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, called «pistou» [pr. pees-TOO] is always added, uncooked, as a condiment. The basil mixture was traditionally crushed with a mortar and pestle, hence the name «pistou», meaning «crushed», which is similar to the nearby, and perhaps more well known Ligurian «pesto». Nowadays a food processor is used instead of a mortar and pestle.
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