In the Spring, we always plant a variety of herbs.
It's so exciting . . .
. . .at first!
Then, I forget to water them.
I end up with "herb sticks."
You know what those are, don't you?
It's limp, dry, sunburned, unusable wanna be herbs that suffered at the hands of me.
Every year, I vow to do better.
But I do try! That's worth something, isn't it?
Remember, my trips to the grocery store are purely perfunctory.
I rarely buy "new and great, just discovered" things because I don't take time to look around.
I'm working on that -- there really are some great things to try.
But old habits are hard to break and all I want to do is get out of there and get the junk put up at home.
However! One day at the store, while trying to be interactive with my surroundings, I did find something new!
And boy! Is it a treat!
It's basil in a tube!
Need 1 TBSP of fresh basil? Just squeeze it out!
It lasts about 3 months in the fridge!
I also bought the cilantro one too! It's great!
Today, I made a marinade using this stuff. Maybe you can find it at your favorite to
Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Marinade
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP basil
Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until incorporated.
Pour over your chicken and marinade for as long as you want.
Either grill the chicken or roast in the oven.
*I used bone in, skin on chicken breasts. 3 very large pieces and this was "just" (as in, could have used more) marinade. I totally made up this recipes -- so adjust to your taste or add something or leave something out. Either way - I was happy with the final marinade.
I served with pesto pasta and a salad.