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It will spoil the taste and aroma: what dishes should never be cooked with bay leaves

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Broth without bay leaf
Broth without bay leaf. Source: pixabay.com

Almost all housewives add bay leaves to soups, broths, and roasts, but not everyone knows that they can easily spoil the taste and aroma of any dish.

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The FoodOboz editorial team shares useful tips from culinary experts on where not to add bay leaves and why, and in what dishes you can and should add them, as well as in what quantity.

Bay leaf for cooking

Bay leaves should be added to main dishes, namely borscht, meat and pea soups. But it's better not to put bay leaves in chicken broth, onion or cream soup, culinary experts advise, otherwise it will spoil the delicate taste of these dishes, making them bitter.

What can replace bay leaf in dishes

Culinary experts advise replacing bay leaves in dishes with basil, thyme, rosemary, or a mixture of herbs, as well as celery and parsley.

How to replace bay leaf in soups

Do you need to remove the bay leaf from the soup

Bay leaves should be removed from dishes after 10 minutes, otherwise they will add bitterness to the dish.

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