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Sauteed Calamari with Tomatoes, Basil, Raisins, and Pine Nuts

Ingredients
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced salted anchovies
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • One 32-ounce can crushed tomatoes, drained and juice reserved
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 bunch basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds squid, cleaned, tentacles removed and trimmed, and bodies cut into very thin rings
  • 8 slices baguette, cut on a bias
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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Fresh Italian Dressing

Other Ideas:
Dressings, Italian, Marjoram, Oregano
Ingredients
  • 2 small garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
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Multicolored Pepper-and-Bean Salad with Ricotta Salata and Herbs

Ingredients
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 pound yellow wax beans, ends trimmed
  • 3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into half-moons (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup capers, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 pounds assorted bell peppers, quartered, seeds and ribs removed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 6 to 7 ounces fresh ricotta salata cheese
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Basil French 75

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Potatoes with Ranch Dressing

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Spinach-Basil Pesto

Other Ideas:
Italian, Make-ahead, Pesto, Spinach
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Summer Squash Soup with Basil Pistou

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced and thoroughly rinsed
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 1/4 pounds yellow summer squash, trimmed and cut into half moons
  • 2 cups homemade or low-sodium canned chicken stock
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
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Spaghetti with Basil and Parsley

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped or sliced into ribbons
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese (about 2 ounces)
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Steamed Cod and Mixed Green Peas with Basil Vinaigrette

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • FOR THE VINAIGRETTE (MAKES ABOUT 1/2 CUP)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • FOR THE FISH AND PEAS
  • 6 large basil leaves
  • 1 cod fillet (5 ounces; 1 1/4 inches thick)
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup mixed sugar snap peas (halved), snow peas, and English peas (shelled)
  • 1 radish, very thinly sliced
  • Garnish: small basil leaves
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Strawberry Shortcake With Basil

Time:8 hours 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups cold heavy cream, plus 2 tablespoons, for brushing
  • 20 large basil leaves, plus 1/3 cup small or torn basil leaves
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more if needed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • Salt
  • 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups sliced strawberries (1 pound 4 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
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