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Basil

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Potatoes with Ranch Dressing

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Spinach-Basil Pesto

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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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Avocado Bruschetta with Green Sauce

Ingredients
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 cup packed parsley leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 8 slices peasant bread, cut 1/2 inch thick and toasted
  • 3/4 cup packed basil leaves
  • 5 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
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The Darby's Oysters Rockefeller

Ingredients
  • 48 small to medium oysters, such as Wellfleet or Beau Soleil, scrubbed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 6 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Herbsaint
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped oil-packed anchovy fillets, in their oil
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound baby spinach, stemmed, washed, and chopped
  • 1 pound fresh watercress, stemmed, washed, and chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted panko
  • 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 scallions, trimmed, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 to 2 lemons
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Roasted Roma Tomato Lasagna

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Peach and Crab Salad With Mesclun and Herbs

Time:1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from 2 oranges)
  • 3 peaches, pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 Thai red chile, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 limes)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, cut into strips, plus 1 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh jumbo lump crabmeat (about 5 ounces)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups mesclun
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh Thai, purple, or regular basil
  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted
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