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Semi Select Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves are the aromatic foliage of the Bay Evergreen tree, boasting a woody, astringent essence used to infuse savory, balanced flavor into recipes.

  • Pungent, sharp, slightly bitter flavor

  • Approximately 1 to 3-1/2-inch long, up to 50% of leaf

  • Light to dark olive green

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $4.55
    $45.5 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Tie in a bundle with other herbs and add to recipe, removing before serving

  • Wonderful in soups, pasta sauce, baked with potatoes or cooked with fish

  • Amplify warm spices and meaty flavors

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add directly to recipe. Remove before serving.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Bay leaves.

    Bay Leaves, or "laurus nobilis," are most commonly cultivated in the Mediterranean, but are believed to have originated in Asia. They are fixtures in European cooking and also occasionally used in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The use of the herb dates back at least to ancient Greece where it was woven into crowns or wreathes and given to athletes and heroes and regarded as a symbol of nobility.

    Bay Leaves are seldom the solitary flavor ingredient in a recipe. Their potency allows for a small amount to be used for a whole dish, often being paired with parsley and thyme to balance out the strong flavor, as in the French cuisine herb bundle bouquet garni. The leaves have also been long used for their medicinal benefit, acting as a stomach soother, headache reliever and for soothing muscle and arthritic pain.

    Classic recipe

    Chicken Noodle Soup

    Comforting as the day is long, chicken noodle soup is a cure-all. This classic version is simmered with a pair of bay leaves and some thyme sprigs for a subtle but aromatic background note.