Bay Leaf

KSh 200.00

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Description

Bay Leaf is the aromatic leaf from the evergreen bay laurel tree, native to the Mediterranean. There are two varieties: Turkish (1 to 2 inch long oval) and California (2 to 3 inch long narrow) leaves. The Turkish is said to have the better flavor.


PLURAL:

Bay leaves

SEASON:

available year-round

HOW TO SELECT:

Fresh bay leaves are rarely available.

HOW TO STORE:

Keep for 6 months in a cool dark place.

HOW TO PREPARE:

Flavor soups, stews and long-cooking dishes, but remove before serving.

MATCHES WELL WITH:

beans, game, lentils, potatoes, risotto, shellfish, soups, stews, tomatoes

SUBSTITUTIONS:

1/4 tsp crushed bay leaf = 1 whole bay leaf = 1/4 tsp thyme