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Thai Relish with Basil and Peanuts

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This is dedicated to a good guy with good taste, Matt Pucci. Keep up the good work!


  • 3 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced 
(to taste) – – placing the garlic through a garlic press works well here
  • 1 bunch green onions (green parts only), thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (you may substitute 1  teaspoon anchovy paste instead)
  • 1/8 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil


Stir together first 7 ingredients; slowly stir in olive oil until fully blended.

Place into glass jars. Refrigerate. Bring to room temperature to garnish with grilled meats, fish, add to stir fries, toss with Asian noodles, etc.

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