Bay leaves

03 Nov 2009
 

Stiff, dark green, oblong leaves; pungent aroma. An evergreen shrub, cultivated for ornament and for its aromatic leaves. Bay leaves are one of the most commonly used culinary herbs: a leaf is always incorporated in a bouquet garni and is good for casseroles, stews and pickling. Bay doesn't lose anything through being dried.

Use: stocks, sauces, stews, braised meats, to flavor soups. Generally removed before serving.

 

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