Home Cooking Tips & Advice
to experiment with new herbs
You have wanted
to experiment with adding some herbs to your dishes. But if
you know nothing about herbs, it can be overwhelming to know
how to use them. Here are some quick and easy tips on adding
herbs to your dishes.
If you have never
tried a particular herb before, add it sparingly. It is quite
easy to add more, but once it has been added, it is impossible
to take out.
Herbs should be
added towards the end of cooking, not at the beginning. Many
herbs can lose their flavor the longer they are subjected
to the heat of cooking.
When you add dried
herbs to a dish, pour the herbs into your hand or measuring
spoon first, then add it to your dish. When you hold your
herb jar over heat, steam can enter the jar, and can cause
your jarred herbs to lose their flavor more quickly.
Dried herbs have
a lifespan of about a year. If you have some jars for years,
you should consider replenishing your supply.
When adding dried
or fresh herbs, you should crumble or mash it first, to release
the optimum flavor before adding.