Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 43
  1. #1
    たのむよ。
    The Gentleman Scamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    03-01-2017 @ 04:09 PM
    Location
    もうがまんできない!
    Posts
    9,754

    What goes well with basil?

    I bought a bunch of basil today, I like the taste as it reminds me of expensive restaurants. I didn't really go with pork chops and mash but I can assure you that it does compliment a banana and a glass of milk very nicely.

    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

    George Carlin

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat jandajoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Online
    02-11-2016 @ 08:50 AM
    Posts
    19,599
    Tomatoes, pasta, bruschetti, any Italian sauce. Wonderful stuff.

    If you grow a plant it'll ward off mosquitoes and flies. Also good as an infusion for grappa or Lao Kao.

  3. #3
    Mid
    Mid is offline
    Thailand Expat
    Mid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    1,413
    Tomatoes

  4. #4
    Member
    plorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Online
    02-07-2014 @ 01:16 PM
    Location
    Beijing, China
    Posts
    997
    Typically you would use it in a tomato-mozzarella salad. Olive oil, balsamico, salt, pepper and Basil leaves, easy and delicious. Don't cook basil, just cut it and use with white meat or fish. Or with spagghetti, garlic and good olive oil, an easy way to make pesto, together with a hard, finely grated cheese.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat jandajoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Online
    02-11-2016 @ 08:50 AM
    Posts
    19,599
    Quote Originally Posted by plorf
    Don't cook basil, just cut it and use with white meat or fish.
    Nona said " never cut it. Rip it"

    No idea why but there you go. The word of Nona was the word of god.

  6. #6
    Member lysander's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Last Online
    13-11-2014 @ 09:28 PM
    Location
    Tum Salieng
    Posts
    611
    Prunella

  7. #7
    Hello World
    melvbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Infinite Loop
    Posts
    5,931


    Sorry wrong Basil.

    Depends what sort of basil, think theres a few types like the Thai basil you get here is different from the basil you get in Sainsburys in the UK.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat jandajoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Online
    02-11-2016 @ 08:50 AM
    Posts
    19,599
    The Thais stuff is ok but I find it too sweet. The stuff in Scamp's pic is, I think Italian. That's the one I like.

    What ever.

    I'm sure Scamp doesn't really give a shit.

    But I'd love to get some seeds for Italian Basil.

  9. #9
    Member
    plorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Online
    02-07-2014 @ 01:16 PM
    Location
    Beijing, China
    Posts
    997
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by plorf
    Don't cook basil, just cut it and use with white meat or fish.
    Nona said " never cut it. Rip it"

    No idea why but there you go. The word of Nona was the word of god.
    Yes that's true, I mostly rip it too, because I'm lazy, but I've recently read an article saying it was just nonsense. Don't tell that an Italian Nonna tho.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat jandajoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Online
    02-11-2016 @ 08:50 AM
    Posts
    19,599
    Quote Originally Posted by plorf
    but I've recently read an article saying it was just nonsense. Don't tell that an Italian Nonna tho.
    Probably true but hey, if you know Italians, Nona is God. I'll rip.

  11. #11
    Member
    plorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Online
    02-07-2014 @ 01:16 PM
    Location
    Beijing, China
    Posts
    997
    And seeds for Italian Basil are extremely cheap by the way, I recently bought a little kit from Ikea, pot with a hardened piece of soil that expands about 3-4x when you pour water onto it, then you add the seeds, voila. Was 45 Bht I think.
    I reckon you could even buy it in Thailand.

    edit: Not the Ikea kit, but the seeds that is.

  12. #12
    Hello World
    melvbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Infinite Loop
    Posts
    5,931
    If youve got some OK or rough wine you can whack a leaf in the glass and let it stand for a bit, the flavour goes into the wine. (I read this on the internet)

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:50 AM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,718
    Basil goes well with Laap, Curry & all kinds of stuff.

    Kway Teeow...you name it!

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat jandajoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Online
    02-11-2016 @ 08:50 AM
    Posts
    19,599

    bet you didn't buy this stuff though scamps

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    I bought a bunch of basil today, I like the taste as it reminds me of expensive restaurants. I didn't really go with pork chops and mash but I can assure you that it does compliment a banana and a glass of milk very nicely.

    photo came from....

    http://madeincantal.com/wp-content/u...asil_plant.jpg

  15. #15
    Hello World
    melvbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Infinite Loop
    Posts
    5,931
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    it does compliment a banana and a glass of milk very nicely.
    banana "Morning glass of milk"
    glass of milk "Hi banana, hows tricks?"
    banana "Im not too bad thanks"
    basil "Morning banana, youre looking a beautiful shade of yellow today"
    banana "Why thank you"
    basil "morning glass of milk, I dont think Ive ever seen you look so white"
    glass of milk "you are a charmer basil."
    The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

  16. #16
    This is not my avatar
    NickA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    11,204
    ...brush

  17. #17
    たのむよ。
    The Gentleman Scamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    03-01-2017 @ 04:09 PM
    Location
    もうがまんできない!
    Posts
    9,754
    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    it does compliment a banana and a glass of milk very nicely.
    banana "Morning glass of milk"
    glass of milk "Hi banana, hows tricks?"
    banana "Im not too bad thanks"
    basil "Morning banana, youre looking a beautiful shade of yellow today"
    banana "Why thank you"
    basil "morning glass of milk, I dont think Ive ever seen you look so white"
    glass of milk "you are a charmer basil."
    I must spread some Reputation around before giving it to melvbot again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janders
    Nona said " never cut it. Rip it"
    I'm on the banana/milk/basil get up as I type - great stuff, and I believe that ripping it may make a fraction of a difference to the aroma...Who the fucks Nona anyways?

  18. #18
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    7,765
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post

    Nona said " never cut it. Rip it"

    No idea why but there you go. The word of Nona was the word of god.
    She’s right! Never cut,……..

    Tomato, mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008
    Not Sybil.

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    60,017
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    I'm sure Scamp doesn't really give a shit.
    exactly, and he has trolled you all yet again with a purile question/quirky OP that he has no intention of remembering or paying attention to.

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:50 AM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,718
    ^
    That's right. Reckon he's ever had Laap or even a bowl of Kway Teow?

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat Boon Mee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:50 AM
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    44,718
    Instead of concerning yourself about Basil, Scamp, perhaps breaking this guy's record with watermelons would be a more approprite pursuit?

  23. #23
    Banned

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    03-06-2014 @ 09:01 PM
    Posts
    27,545
    Quote Originally Posted by plorf View Post
    And seeds for Italian Basil are extremely cheap by the way, I recently bought a little kit from Ikea, pot with a hardened piece of soil that expands about 3-4x when you pour water onto it, then you add the seeds, voila. Was 45 Bht I think.
    I reckon you could even buy it in Thailand.

    edit: Not the Ikea kit, but the seeds that is.
    With the exception of newly bred hybrids, basil {like everything else} in all it's varieties was introduced from Asia. Most modern Western variations of this aromatic leave are gastly.

  24. #24
    Member
    plorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Online
    02-07-2014 @ 01:16 PM
    Location
    Beijing, China
    Posts
    997
    ^And your point is ? If you don't appreciate basil they way it is utilised in good Italian cuisine I think that is entirely your own problem, not ours.
    And by the way, the plant most likely came from Africa, but was cultivated a long time ago in Egypt and India. Superb quiz knowledge with extremely little relevance.
    It's still typically Italian.

  25. #25
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Last Online
    05-03-2016 @ 12:10 AM
    Location
    Knee deep in it
    Posts
    3,464
    A hand up its arse?


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •