What to Do with an Overabundance of Basil

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Cast-Iron Cooking for Two: 75 Quick and Easy Skillet Recipes

By Joanna Pruess

Published 2019

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In season, we find large bunches of basil. Alas, too much is often just that: more than we can use in a timely fashion. Why not make Basil Oil (below) with the leaves or the Quick Homemade Pesto


Basil Oil

The amount of leftover basil you have can vary, so measure roughly half as much oil as the quantity of packed leaves that you have in a measuring cup, having first discarded the stems and any bruised leaves. The oil