Fresh herbs simply spice up every dish and parsley is no exception! It’s one of the most popular herbs which many people love.
Parsley belongs to the umbelliferous family and can be found with smooth as well as curly leaves. The smooth parsley is much more aromatic with an intense flavor. It’s rich in vitamin C and was known as far back as ancient Greece for its healing, diuretic effect due to the essential oil apiol.
A few tips … to keep parsley longer crisp, wrap fresh parsley into a moist kitchen towel and store it in the fridge or you can freeze the whole stems. The best thing, however, is that the parsley can be easily grown in a pot or the garden. Give it a try! When you grow your own, you’ll always have fresh parsley. Parsley goes well with dill, chervil, chives and lemon balm. If you don’t try using fresh herbs, you’ll definitely miss something in the kitchen.
Recipe: For a simple parsley sauce, mix 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil in a small bowl with two finely chopped cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. chopped parsley and some salt. This fresh sauce goes well with grilled or baked fish.