Cilantro is the leaves and stems of the coriander plant, also known as Chinese Parsley. An annual herb and member of the carrot family, cilantro is the most widely used, aromatic, leafy herb in the world.
Kharbooza, or Musk melons range in size from large orange to a volleyball. Some Musk melons have a distinct musk smell, which is how they earned their musky moniker
Inventory, lb : 13.00
This item was last sold on : 04/20/14
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.
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|W San Diego Hotel||San Diego CA||619-398-3024|
|Cafe 21 Adams||San Diego CA||619-640-2121|
|Wyndham SD Bayside||San Diego CA||619-232-3861|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Donovan's Downtown||San Diego CA||619-237-9700|
|San Diego Desserts||San Diego CA||619-287-8186|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Cucina Celestina||Coronado CA||619-672-4246|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Marriott Marquis & Marina San Diego||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Sublime Tavern||Del Mar CA||858-259-9100|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
|Tractor Room||San Diego CA||619-543-1007|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Indulchi||Chula Vista CA||919-235-1697|
Recipes that include Opal Basil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Farmgirl Fare||Purple (Opal) Basil Pesto|
|C'est La Vegan||Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto|
|The British Larder||Wild Asparagus and Opal Basil Risotto with Chilled Green Tomato Jelly|
|She Simmers||Purple Basil Pomegranate Jelly|
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D'zara Cafe (Restaurant food)
Near Harjamukti, West Java, Indonesia
About 259 days ago, 8/07/13
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 329 days ago, 5/29/13
Spotter's comments : Her Farm is selling vibrant opal basil today. Grown in Fresno, CA. Available for the next couple months.
Gaijin Noodle + Sake House Near San Diego, California, United States
About 335 days ago, 5/23/13
Spotter's comments : Opal Basil spotted at Gaijin Noodle + Sake House. very yummy pho