Sorting the tender leaves of the basil. We needed about a cup.
Using 1/2 cup of kosher salt and 1/2 cup of firmly packed basil, we did a course grind.
Spread this salt and basil blend out on a cookie sheet. And in a 225 degree oven, dry the mix for 30 minutes.
After drying and cooling a bit, we put the mixture back into the grinder.
Grind to a fine powder. Use as a seasoning for tomatoes. Season Romas, top with mozzarella cheese, and bake till cheese just melts. Basil salt can be used in salad, or on poultry. Pasta can be seasoned with this aromatic blend also. I need to thank my husband, Charlie for standing in for Emeril today.
You are only limited by your imagination. I hope you enjoy.
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