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Parsley is the most commonly used herb in European and American cooking. It has Mediterranean origins and is related to celery. There are two main types of parsley, flat leaf and curly.


How To Use Parsley

Parsley is often used as a garnish rather than a cooking ingredient. Flat leaf parsley is often used with fish, both as a white sauce or as a topping with breadcrumbs, and is also one of the ingredients of the Middle Eastern dish Taboulleh. Curly parsley has a more decorative appearance and is most often used as a garnish.

How To Prepare Parsley

Wash before use. Finely chop flat leaf parsley before adding to dishes. Curly leaf parsley can be cut or used whole.

How To Cook Parsley

Stir flat leaf parsley into white sauce before serving, or mix with butter and stir into cooked potatoes and vegetables. To ensure it keeps its taste, always add parsley to dishes towards the end of cooking. Parlsey is also used in a bouquet garni for salads, soups and stews.

How To Store Parsley

Refrigerate for freshness.

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