Medium to large in size the Alemow can be recognized by its protruding mammilla or its knob-like and bumpy exterior. Its shape is round to ovate.
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
Inventory, lb : 8.93
This item was last sold on : 07/23/14
Opal basil is available year round.
Ocimum basilicum ‘Purpurascens’ or Opal basil, is a sweet basil cultivar. Two varieties of Opal basil have been chosen as All-America Selections winners in 1962 and 1987.
The deep purple glossy leaves of Opal basil are egg-shaped and sparsely toothed along the edges. The hybrid basil variety has a stronger spicy, anise flavor than the common green sweet basil.
Opal basil leaves make aromatic herbed vinegars or oils. Make a purple pesto or use the leaves as a garnish for salads or pizza. Opal basil can replace green varieties in caprese salads. This purple basil can be used fresh or dry; it can also be frozen for future use or used to infuse oil. Opal basil can lend flavor and color to many culinary pairings, including Thai, Vietnamese, and Italian.
Opal basil was first discovered in 1830 by George Bentham a British botanist. Since then, many varietals have been introduced. Purple basil crossbreeds rather easily with other basil cultivars which allows for a great number of varietal changes. The Dark Opal basil variety was developed at the University of Connecticut in 1950. Opal basil is grown both for ornamental and culinary uses; it grows best in the summer heat.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Urban Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Donovan's Downtown||San Diego CA||619-237-9700|
|Tractor Room||San Diego CA||619-543-1007|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Indulchi||Chula Vista CA||919-235-1697|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Carnitas Snack Shack||San Diego CA||619-294-7675|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Cucina Celestina||Coronado CA||619-672-4246|
|Solterra Winery +Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Catalina Resources||San Diego CA||619-297-9797|
|Marriott Marquis & Marina San Diego||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858.208.9422|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Sublime Tavern||Del Mar CA||858-259-9100|
Recipes that include Opal Basil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Farmgirl Fare||Purple (Opal) Basil Pesto|
|She Simmers||Purple Basil Pomegranate Jelly|
|The British Larder||Wild Asparagus and Opal Basil Risotto with Chilled Green Tomato Jelly|
|C'est La Vegan||Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto|
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