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Deep-Fried Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Taleggio and Basil

Ingredients
  • 2 pints blackberries
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup superfine sugar
  • 8 1/2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 3/8 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2/3 cup ice water
  • 6 1/2 ounces Taleggio cheese, cut evenly into 12 slices
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 12 zucchini flowers
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Homemade Gnocchi

Ingredients
  • 3 best-quality Idaho potatoes, washed and dried
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, without blemishes, cleaned and dried
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
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Pesto

Ingredients
  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Peri Peri Beef Salad

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Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails removed)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, in juice
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pound linguine
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces, plus extra leaves for garnish (optional)
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Salsa Verde

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Mixed Greens with Chickpeas

Time:15 mins
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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese, Tomato, and Basil

Time:1 hour
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Classic Pesto

Other Ideas:
Italian, Pesto, Pine nuts
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 4 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves (2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
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