The Blessing of the Basil Leaf
Somehow, on this the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, I was prompted to prepare a dish using my excess Basil leaves, for lunch.
Aji Amarillo y Albahaca con Papas Sancochadas (Peruvian Yellow Hot Pepper and Basil with Boiled Potatoes
1 Bunch of fresh Sweet Basil leaves - approximately 2 cups, not packed (washed and excess water removed)
1/2 tsp Aji Amarillo Paste (Jalapeno can be substituted if there is difficulty obtaining Peruvian Aji)
Approximately 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Approximately 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon or lime juice (1/2 lemon or lime)
3 green onion stalks (minced)
Salt and pepper to taste.
You can process all the above ingredients except the green onions, which should be used as a garnish.
Serve with boiled Yukon gold potatoes
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