This was really good. It requires A LOT of basil! I had never cooked with fresh basil before, and I guess I didn't really store mine properly, so some of the basil leaves could not be used. So, I used about 1/2 the amount of fresh basil that the recipe calls for and used dried basil for the rest. I guess next time I'll buy my fresh basil the day I use it, or the day before I use it.
I used half-and-half instead of heavy cream, just to cut down on the fat and calories a little.
Some people have commented on the pimentos. I personally don't like pimentos by themselves, but I thought they added something to this dish...a little different flavor, color, and texture. The taste of them is not very strong in this dish. My boyfriend and I couldn't taste them.
I served this with spaghetti, as some reviewers have suggested. That was a great idea, and added a lot to the meal.
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This was really good. It requires A LOT of basil! I had never cooked with fresh basil...