Know Your Bay Leaves

Bay leaves have been known to add a varied taste to soups, stews and sauces. But the bounty of this herb does not stop here. Fresh bay leaves are stronger than the dried ones and can be found in specialty stores. The freshest are the bright green, pliable leaves and can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.


               The cooking times required for fresh and dried leaves vary. Fresh bay leaves should be added during the last 15 minutes of cooking but dry bay leaves require more cooking time to share the flavors with the other ingredients in the dish.
                                      Now comes the question …how to use this flavorful leaves. Use them while cooking grains, vegetables or meats. Throw in a bay leaf while making sauces. Remember to removes the leaves before serving your dishes.
You can make Bay leaf infused oil vinaigrette. For that heat oil for 2 minutes and add a bay leaf.
So go ahead,experiment with Bay leaves.Try Something new!!!!

2 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

hey, thanks for all the info on this :)

Satya said...

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