Basil Emulsion recipe

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Basil Emulsion recipe

Basil Emulsion recipe

Basil emulsion is a versatile and flavourful condiment that can elevate ordinary dishes to the realm of gourmet cuisine.

This recipe stands out for its use of fresh basil leaves, which impart a vibrant, herby flavour unmatched by any store-bought alternative. Suitable for chefs of all skill levels, this basil emulsion can be the perfect addition to your culinary repertoire.

Why Basil?

Basil is not just a herb; it’s a powerhouse of flavour and health benefits.

Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, basil can enhance dishes not only in taste but also in nutritional value.

Incorporating basil into your recipes can support overall well-being, making this basil emulsion both a tasty and healthy choice.

Basil Emulsion Ingredients

  • 1 g salt.
  • 1 g pepper.
  • 200 g fresh basil. – The star of the recipe. opt for fresh, vibrant green leaves for the best flavour.
  • 100 ml olive oil. – A combination of olive oil for its fruity notes.
  • 50 g vegetable stock.
  • 200 ml soya oil. – soya oil for a neutral taste ensures the emulsion is balanced.
  • 5 g Glice. (Texturgeber) – This ingredient is key to achieving the perfect emulsion consistency.

How to make Basil Emulsion

  1. Heat some oil to 60 °C and stir in glice. Mix the fresh basil with the oil and finely puree in a blender. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour through the iSi Funnel & Sieve directly into a 0.5 l iSi Whipper. Screw on 1 iSi Cream Charger and shake vigorously.
  3. Serve the Basil Emulsion on tomatoes and mozzarella using the iSi 3 mm short Needle Tip and sprinkle with aceto balsamico.

Serving Suggestions

Drizzle over fresh tomatoes and mozzarella for an instant upgrade to your Caprese salad, or use it to finish off grilled fish or roasted vegetables for a burst of freshness. Its versatility makes it a must-have in any kitchen.

Expert Tips

  • Ensure your basil leaves are thoroughly washed and dried to avoid water in the emulsion.
  • The quality of the olive oil can greatly affect the taste, so choose a good quality extra virgin olive oil.
  • Experiment with the amount of Glice to achieve your desired consistency.

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