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OUR TOP TIPS FOR USING SEASONAL CUT HERBS

 

OUT TOP TIPS FOR USING SEASONAL CUT HERBS

This week's Best in Season Selection includes a seasonal cut herb mix from Field 28 in Daresbury, Cheshire. This wonderfully fresh mix is the perfect way to explore new and exciting flavours in your home cooking. Your punnet will include a selection of different herbs, so we're sharing our knowledge on each of the herbs, their flavours and how we'd recommend including them in your cooking. 

Mexican marigold 

Distinct tropical fruit flavour and notes of apple

Pairs with rice, eggs, salad leaves, peppers, beetroot, cream, fish, chicken, soft cheese.

 

 

 

Nasturtium 

Spicy flavour, peppery and bitter sweet.

Pairs with salads, beef, chicken, lamb, game, mackerel, ravioli, sheep's cheese.

 

Red lava sorrel

Strong lemon flavour with notes of sour apples. 
Pairs with salads, garnishing, oily fish, goats cheese, lentils, peas, eggs, potatoes, chicken, leeks, cucumber, tomatoes.

 

Pea shoots
Tastes of sweet fresh pea flavour.
Pairs with fish and seafood, hot and cold dishes, salads.

 

Lovage

Flavour of celery and anise with warm spicy undertones. 
Pairs well with tomatoes, peas, beans, lentils, carrots, potatoes, leeks, lettuce, cucumbers, ham, chicken, smoked fish, white fish, cheese. 

Lemon balm

Tastes of mild lemon mint.
Pairs with apricots, figs, strawberries, melon, carrots, mushrooms, fennel, tomatoes, white cheese, pork, chicken, fish, desserts, chocolate, savoury seasoning.

Coriander 

Refreshing and lemony with a delicate aroma and hints of pepper, lemon, orange and sage to taste. Pairs with peppers, avocado, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, black beans, coconut, peanuts, chicken, pork, beef, white fish, seafood, rice, lemon, lime, cumin, chilli, garlic, mint.