Bay Leaf

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Dried Herbs > Leaves
Bay leaves, derived from the aromatic bay laurel tree (Laurus nobilis), are used primarily as a culinary herb to enhance the flavour of various dishes. . . . read more

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250g
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Bay leaves, derived from the aromatic bay laurel tree (Laurus nobilis), are used primarily as a culinary herb to enhance the flavor of various dishes. Here are some common uses of bay leaves:

  1. Soups and Stews: Bay leaves are often used in the preparation of soups, stews, and broths. They add a subtle, earthy flavour and aroma to the liquid as it simmers.

  2. Sauces and Gravies: Bay leaves are frequently included in sauces and gravies. They can be added to tomato sauces, béchamel sauces, and various meat-based gravies to infuse a mild herbal flavour.

  3. Braising and Slow-Cooking: Bay leaves are suitable for braising and slow-cooking dishes, such as pot roasts, casseroles, and braised meats. They contribute depth to the overall flavour profile during the slow cooking process.

  4. Rice and Pilaf Dishes: Bay leaves are commonly added to rice dishes, pilafs, and biryanis. They impart a subtle fragrance to the rice as it cooks.

  5. Pickling and Brining: Bay leaves are used in pickling and brining processes to add a distinctive flavour to preserved fruits and vegetables.

  6. Marinades and Rubs: Bay leaves can be included in marinades and rubs for meats and seafood. They add a nuanced flavour to the marinade, enhancing the taste of the final dish.

  7. Bouquet Garni and Herb Sachets: Bay leaves are often part of a bouquet garni or herb sachet, along with other herbs, to flavour stocks, broths, and various dishes. These are typically removed before serving.

  8. Seafood Dishes: Bay leaves can complement the flavours of seafood dishes. They are sometimes used in the preparation of fish stews, chowders, and seafood soups.

  9. Canning and Preserving: Bay leaves may be used in canning and preserving, particularly for items like pickles and relishes.

  10. Dried Bean and Lentil Dishes: Bay leaves are commonly added to dishes featuring dried beans, lentils, or other legumes. They contribute to the overall seasoning of the dish.

It's important to note that bay leaves are not typically consumed; instead, they are used to impart flavour during cooking and are removed before serving. The flavour of bay leaves is subtle, so it may take some time for their taste to infuse into the dish.

Place of Origin

Turkey - Trade

Botanical Name

Laurus nobilis

Form

Leaf

Ingredients

100% Bay Leaf.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.
Vegetarian/Vegan.

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