🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Lemon vebena - Uses other than tea?

Got two big bunches of lemon verbena from my CSA. I love the fragrance, but for the life of me, can't figure out what it would go with. Other than making tea with it, any suggestions?

asked by RobertaJ over 6 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

10 answers 1194 views
2f78952a ced3 44e5 8c7e 97b17e616ec2  dsc00037
added over 6 years ago

i've made some really lovely ice cream with lemon verbana. Also, you could make a fish dish of some kind and make a broth with it. Or throw it in the pot when you steam mussels or clams...

If you are interested in the ice cream recipe, let me know.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

B1ff7c6d 1bd4 41c2 a1a7 c1080efe383f  cathybarrow allrecipes e 2014
MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a food preserving expert and author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving.

added over 6 years ago

I use lemon verbena in peach and strawberry jams. It's spectacular. And like rebeccatheduck, I've added it to ice cream, too.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

F8c5465c 5952 47d4 9558 8116c099e439  dscn2212
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 6 years ago

Infuse it into cream and make creme brulee.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4798a9c2 4c90 45e5 a5be 81bcb1f69c5c  junechamp
ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 6 years ago

It will enhance just about any version of vanilla custard/pudding I can think of.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

C0d1f1de 4134 43ba 9510 1d7a8caa31f3  scan0004
added over 6 years ago

Tie up a bundle, hang it up and let it dry, then store like any dried herb. Sounds like more than you can use in a reasonable time, and possible more to come. (But try all those wonderful suggestions... I think you can steep the herb in milk to start any kind of pudding recipe, or steep in sugar syrup for other desserts.)

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Eed1fa70 e05b 43bb b687 bb2e48114f09  giphy
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 6 years ago

Okay a shamless plug here for a great recipe I learned from my very dear friend Kim Sunee. Peaches poached in Lillet Blanc with lemon verbena. You can find it in her memoir TRAIL OF CRUMBS, which is full of great recipes.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 6 years ago

I grow it in my yard specifically to use in salad, my favorite being mixed greens, fresh mozzarella, proscuitto, & fresh mango, and a lemon vinaigrette. Toss in some fresh mint leaves, as well as the lemon verbena, if you have it.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 6 years ago

The recipe referenced above--watermelon and goat cheese...---is out of this world!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

27e464b9 6273 420b 9546 d6ed6ae12929  anita date
Anitalectric

Anita is a vegan pastry chef & founder of Electric Blue Baking Co. in Brooklyn.

added over 6 years ago

Creative cocktails. When it takes over my mom's garden in the summer I muddle a bunch of the leaves with with vodka, soda, whatever citrus is around, and a squirt of agave!

You could replace the mint in mojitos with verbena, and if you get your hands on some cachaca, make some swoon-worthy caipirinhas.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

B374f07a 68c6 4595 a705 99ed993c08fc  coconut panna cotta small for web
added over 6 years ago

Lemon verbena makes amazing ice cream and truffles. (infused in the cream in both cases) Also marshmallows.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.