*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             LEMON BASIL BUTTER
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces                           Relishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Loosely packed fresh
                         -basil leaves
      1/2   c            Sweet butter, softened
    1       t            Freshly grated lemon zest,
                         -or to taste
 
   In a saucepan of boiling water blanch the basil for 2
   seconds.  Drain the basil well, pat it dry, and in a
   food processor blend it with the butter, the zest, and
   sat to taste until the mixture is smooth.  Let the
   basil butter stand, covered tightly with plastic wrap,
   in a cool place for 1 hour or, chilled, overnight.
   Serve the lemon basil butter with steamed vegetables
   or grilled meats and fish.  Makes about 2/3 cup.
  
 
 
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