Thursday, April 9, 2009

Q&A - Substituting Fresh Herbs for Dried

Q. When substituting fresh herbs for dried, should I use more or less of the fresh herb.

A. Fresh herbs flavors are not as concentrated as they are in the dried form so their flavor is less potent.

The general rule is to use twice as much fresh herbs when substituting for dried herbs in a recipe.

I prefer to start with 1½ times as much fresh as dried and then add more until it suits my taste. It's kind of how I listen to music in the kitchen...it progressively gets louder over the duration of my cooking experience!

Feel free to contact me if you have a question of general interest about cooking? If I can't answer it I'll find someone who can.

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie
brent@cookapalooza.com

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