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What do you use lemon basil for?

Asked by lilikoi (10079points) May 26th, 2010

I use sweet basil and Thai basil for Italian dishes and stir frys. What is lemon basil good for? Are there any particular dishes where it makes a big difference or really stands out?

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

I’m most familiar with people using lemon basil for grilled chicken. However, and yes this is from google (but it looks so good!), there’s this: Zucchini and Mushroom Pasta with Lemon Basil

gemiwing's avatar

It’s wonderful in any dish where you need to cut the sweetness down a notch. Great with Italian fish dishes, makes an interesting ice cream too.

njnyjobs's avatar

They’re also good with any creamy curry dish, to flavor a vinaigrette, or just about any dish you make that calls for basil.

Kayak8's avatar

Lemon Basil is great with fish dishes

upsetgranny's avatar

I use fresh of both on many Shrimp and Pasta dishes, really tasty , and also Breaded and Fried Chicken Breasts soaked in Lemon , Butter and Basil…. Yummy .. Although not good for the waistline .. haha !.

LauratheRockStar's avatar

Go fresh to get the most milage from the bright flavor.

Italian savory: Lemon basil, mesculin, red peppers, tomatoes, olives

Fruity sweet: Lemon basil, cucumbers, split grapes, celery

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