Basil Salt - Erin's Inside Job

Basil Salt

Happy Monday! I feel out of sorts because I never got back into a regular posting routine last week with all the technical difficulties and things.  I think I have figured out the problem so hopefully I will be able to get more things up on here.  I went on a crazy baking spree yesterday and now have a backlog of recipes to share!

Since I don’t think I updated you on what’s going on with me and running, let me now tell you that we are still having a disagreement.  When I tried running after my 2.5 week hiatus, my knee played along until mile 2 when it decided to dick around with me.  I had someone at work look at me and I got some dry needling in an area she suspected to be the culprit, so I am going to attempt running again tonight and will probably need to be needled again tomorrow.  I am just hoping that this gets resolved soon! I feel like I am constantly injured in one way or another despite consciously trying to not overdo it and take care of my body.

One quick thing I made this weekend was basil salt.  I saw this on the internet when looking for something to do with the mass amounts of basil I had purchased.  The only thing I knew to do with it was make pesto, but this was an exciting new idea for me! Behold the basil salt:

Basil Salt
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Combine basil and salt in blender or food processor and coarsely blend
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup and spread mixture evenly across it.
  3. Bake at 225 degrees for 30-40 minutes, breaking up clumps around the halfway point
  4. Let the salt cool, then add it back to the blender/processor and blend to desired coarseness
This can be done for other herbs as well, but I am partial to basil because it is my favorite herb of all time (note: it is even featured in my very first post on this site).  I’m assuming dried herbs would not be as delicious in this recipe.  I am looking forward to doing it with some rosemary at some point.  
Well I hope everyone had a good weekend and (fingers crossed) I should be more frequent on here this week.  Enjoy the rest of your day!
Question of the day: What is your favorite thing to do with basil?

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