Bay leaves are used in soups, stews, sauces & spaghetti
Scientific Binomial Name: Laurus nobilis
Bay leaves are often used in some of your Mom's best dishes, but don't let that keep you from experimenting! You'll find suggestions on how to prepare, season and cook using Bay Leaves.
The OASIS has advice on how to select top-quality Bay leaves. You'll find suggestions on how to prepare, season and cook using Bay leaves, information on the best time of year to buy and ways to store what's left for your next meal.
Usage: Seasoning for soups, stews and sauces like spaghetti.
Selection: In general, your bay leaf should be fresh looking, crisp and brightly-colored, but bay leaves will be dull-looking.
Avoid: Avoid bay leaves that are wilted, have dry brown areas, or are pale or yellow in color. Slimy looking dark spots with small areas of mold indicate old product or poor handling.
Bay Leaf is available year-round.
Bay Leaves Recipes
- New Orleans Seafood Stew
- Arroz con Pollo
- Bulgarian Beef Stew
- Ukrainian Classic Borsch
- Black Eyed Pea Soup