Leaves of Garlic cut - The wild garlic
Leaves of Garlic is also called wild garlic (Allium ursinum). It has been a prevalent herb in Germany since the 1990s. It gives your dishes an excellent garlic aroma without the smell of them the next day. Bear's Garlic, ramsons, wood garlic, buckrams, Bear's cut, wild garlic, bear leek are all names for the dried leaves of the Allium ursinum herb.
Wild leaves of garlic is a type of plant from the Allium genus and is therefore related to chives, onions, and garlic. The plant species that is widespread in Europe and parts of Asia, especially in forests, and which sprouts early in the year, is a valued wild vegetable and is often collected.
Alliaceae leeks - including wild garlic are perennial herbs. In spring, delicate leaves with a length of up to 25 cm sprout from the small onions.
After harvesting, the delicate wild garlic leaves are dried and cut before being packed. They have a delicate garlic aroma.
Culinary use of wild garlic leaves
The wild garlic is not only a wild vegetable but also a herb to prepare a delicate pesto or refine mashed potatoes.
Wild garlic is best when it is not heated because the heat destroys its aroma. It refines salads and grilled vegetables. It also tastes good in yogurt sauces for dipping with pieces of vegetable sticks, as a salad dressing or on grilled fish.
What Other Herbs Can Be Combined with Wild Garlic?
Wild garlic pairs well with the following herbs:
- Parsley: The combination of wild garlic and parsley adds a fresh touch to many dishes.
- Chives: Wild garlic and chives complement each other well and can be used together in salads, soups, and sauces.
- Chervil: Chervil and wild garlic can be used together in soups, sauces, and salads.
- Dill: Wild garlic and dill can be combined in various dishes like salads and sauces.
- Lovage: Also known as lovage, pairs well with wild garlic, especially in soups and stews.
- Marjoram: This herb can complement the flavor of wild garlic in many dishes.
- Oregano: Especially in Italian dishes, wild garlic and oregano harmonize well.
- Rosemary: Although rosemary is a strong herb, it can be combined well with wild garlic, especially in meat dishes.
- Cilantro: Wild garlic and cilantro leaves can harmonize well in exotic dishes.
It is important to note that the optimal combination of herbs depends on personal preferences. Feel free to experiment a little to find out which blends you like best.
Make the recipe of herbal oil with Allium ursinum
You can also use the wild garlic leaves to make an aromatic herbal oil. To do this, take a clean glass and add two tablespoons of wild garlic. Fill the glass with good olive oil and place the glass in a cold and dark place for about three weeks so that the olive oil can absorb the aroma of wild garlic. I like a combination of several herbs for my oil. I take one tablespoon of wild thyme, one tablespoon of wild rosemary, one tablespoon of wild garlic, and one teaspoon of chili pods Bird Eyes for the spicy kick.
How do I store wild garlic leaves
Herbs, like spices, should be stored in an airtight container in a cold and dry place and protect it from the sun; otherwise the leaves lose their aroma and fade.
Further links to wild garlic: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bärlauch
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