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Cole & Mason Basil

£2.99
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HFHS090
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  • Sourced from Egypt
  • Use for a peppery warmth
  • We love the peppery taste that's both warm and fresh
  • Ingredients: Basil  
  • Comes in a 62x60x60 mm jar
  • Content Weight: 0.02kg

Eat our Basil with a roasted chicken. Make your own mix with ground pink peppercorns, rosemary, basil and a pinch of rock salt. Stir in a glug of olive oil and rub into chicken before roasting.

Why not try going beyond Italian. Put feta cheese, basil, black pepper and a bit of olive oil in a blender. Then whizz it up to make a zingy spread for savoury biscuits or have it as a toast-topper. Tomato and basil is a classic pairing, but basil has other good soup playmates – like carrot, courgette, mixed vegetables, pea, broccoli and chicken.

ORIGIN

Basil has a warm, peppery taste, with minty and grassy notes. The name 'basil' come from the Greek for 'royal' or 'kingly' – fitting, as basil is certainly herb royalty.

Indians first cultivated basil in 1000 BC. But it doesn't go as far back in the UK as you might expect – it didn't reach British shores until spice traders brought it to Europe in the 1700s.

Supplier: The Spice Company

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