I grew one basil plant this year in an effort to just see if I could. Well, I CAN! However, I have a LOT of it. So much so I’ve been harvesting for weeks, huge handfuls at a time. I even kept a basil bouquet on my kitchen counter for awhile (how very TV chef-like of me, ha).
Enter the @FoodNetwork’s tweets to the rescue. One small tweet about basil salt and I was off. Dry basil leaves in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour. Crumble leaves and mix with sea salt. Brilliant!
Made a little batch of the seasoning and a little container of just the dry basil for my son and his beloved plain pasta. Might be my new little kitchen gift – Basil Salt.