May 14, 2013 | By | Reply More

sorrelSorrel is a green herb that is often cultivated as a leafy green.  It can be used raw, mixed with other greens, to provide a tart, lemony flavor to a salad or dish. However, one of the classic ways to use sorrel is as an ingredient in sauces, because when added to liquid and heat, it melts into a liquid form.

Editorial comment:  Look, I am not going to lie to you.  While sorrel may “melt” into liquid form, this isn’t always a nice, clean melt.  If you add sorrel to a dish or a sauce, you may end up entitling your meal “The Slime that came to Dinner”.  Nutrients:  Excellent.  Flavor:  Good.  Texture:  Not always so much.

Category: Definitions, Sorrel, Spring

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