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Old 02-12-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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Help....fixing meal but no fresh basil....how much dried....

I'm fixing dinner now and the recipe calls for 1/4 cup fresh basil. However, I only have dried. How much dried do I use then?

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Dried herbs are approximately twice as potent as fresh, so use 1/2 the amount.
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
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ditto caine's recommendation.
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:58 AM   #4
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You can buy quite a few herbs, including basil, in a similar form to the jars of chopped garlic, i.e. fresh chopped in an oil/glycerine base. They are really handy to keep in the fridge if you can't get hold of fresh herbs. The brand I am using is 'Gourmet Garden' and the herbs come in tubes - you just squeeze out what you need. Their website is: http://www.gourmetgarden.com.au

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