I used regular garlic and couldnt find any ground aniseed, but it was still delicious! I served this as a bread dip in little dishes to people at a vegan dinner party that I had. Everyone loved it! It also saved the day as an emergency salad dressing when I realized I had forgotten to buy some. Very easy to make, and very addictive!
I used this to marinate lamb chops. I replaced the basil with mint, had to use plain garlic cloves (can't find Gilroy) and I used a litttle Pernod (a French anise-flavoured liqueur) since we can't buy anise seeds here. The chops tasted very nice. I will use this to experiment with other foods.
We love this recipe. We've altered it a little (no anissed or celery seed) but that suits us fine. We've been making it NON STOP since we found it. It's a good recipe to add/subtract too. Thanks for this one!
Excellent!! I used it with homemade french bread, cheese and fresh veggies on an appetizer tray. It was a big hit....thankyou!