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Old 09-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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Basil Sauce Ideas (other than Pesto)

I'd like to make a sauce other than pesto, with some fresh basil...ideas? Would be used with potato-salmon cakes.

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Old 09-22-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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You could make a Hollandaise sauce & spike it with chopped fresh basil for a twist.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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Check out these two sauces for salmon cakes:

Salmon Corn Cakes with Basil Cream
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Salmon Cakes with Tomato Basil Sauce
Recipe: Best Seattle Salmon Cakes with Tomato Basil Sauce | Food Recipes @RecipeLand.com
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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When I think of Salmon I recall years ago my mom would make a white cream sauce with lemon zest and parsley so I would suggest omitting the parsley and using fresh basil instead. Just add it at the last minute since heat kills the fresh and bright taste of basil.

In a medium saucepan place 2 tablespoons butter or margarine or the healthy type. Mix in 2 tablespoons all purpose flour. Heat on medium and stir into a paste add 1 1/2 cups scalded milk a grinding of white or black pepper, lemon zest and a bunch of basil last that has been rinsed, dried and torn. Keep pot warm over a pot of simmering water until service. You could also add a tablespoon red pimento. Best wishes/dishes!
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