Herbs – Fresh

My Little ROCK – Reliable Organised Cooking Kitchen

Herbs Fresh

Herbs – Fresh

One thing I love to do it cook with fresh herbs! The aroma they give off when you start working with them is amazing! Below are some of the fresh herbs I regularly use in the kitchen.

Basil

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  • Fresh basil can be stored for a short period of time in the fridge in a plastic container.
  • There are multiple varieties of basil.
  • The most commonly used basil is sweet basil.
  • Thai basil is also known as bai kaprow or holy basil it has a sweet anise flavour.
  • Lemon basil is lemon scented and has a peppery flavour.
  • Purple basil has a clove like taste to it. It has a longer shelf life than sweet basil.

Chives

Chives

  • Chives are a close relative to onion, garlic, leeks and scallions.
  • Chives have a mild onion flavour.

Coriander

Coriander

  • The leaves are used for flavouring savoury dishes and the seeds are ground into a spice.
  • Also known as cilantro and Chinese parsley.
  • All parts of the coriander plant are used and can be eaten (Seeds, leaves, roots and stem).

Lemongrass

Lemongrass

  • The white lower part of the stem is used in cooking.

Parsley Curly

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  • Curly parsley has a more bitter taste than Italian parsley.

Parsley Italian

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  • Italian parsley is also known as flat parsley.
  • Italian parsley has a stronger flavour than curly parsley.

Rosemary

Rosemary

  • Store rosemary in a plastic bag in the fridge.

Sage

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  • Sage has a slight pepper taste.

Thyme

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  • Thyme is a common component of the bouquet garni used in cooking.

 

Do you have any tips or hints on the above fresh herbs? If so please comment below.

ROCK

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