Peanut-Basil Relish

Peanut-Basil Relish Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett
Try this chunky pesto riff as a sauce on fish or pork, tossed with cellophane or vermicelli noodles, or stirred into chicken noodle soup.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


3 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bunch green onions (green parts only), thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fish sauce or 1 tsp. anchovy paste
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
3 to 4 Tbsp. olive oil


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

Jason Alley,

2 restaurants: Pasture and Comfort, Richmond, VA,

Southern Living

July 2013
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