Uses for Italian Parsley?
I was planning on doing fish tacos tomorrow, and bought 3 big bunches of cilantro to make up the créma and tomatillo salsa vérde.
Except I grabbed from the wrong bin, and it was Italian Parsley (flat leaf) instead.
What do I do with it? Can't find many recipes online.
you can use it exactly as you would have the cilantro. things just won't have that specific cilantro taste. or you can just give it a good rinse and serve it plain for sprinkling on top, like plain parsley, mix it in with a salad, etc.
For the tacos, I'd pop out & pick up some cilantro if it's at all possible. While Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley is one of my favorite herbs (I grow it every year), as a taco topping? Eh. Now as a healthy addition to white clam sauce for pasta - or really any pasta sauce - YUM!! Same goes for almost any soup - minestrone, chowders, chicken noodle - pretty much the whole gamut. Chop/mince into almost any sauce as well; chop/mince & use to garnish/pretty up almost any dish. The uses are pretty much endless (except for those tacos - lol!), & I'm literally never without a bunch in the fridge or growing outside in the garden.
tabbouli. there are different kinds of parsley salad in middle eastern cooking. you can turn it into a pesto, or use it as a base for a pesto with another strong herb, like oregano or sage.