Inventory, 4 oz : 4.00
This item was last sold on : 09/25/22
Petite® Chervil is small in size and has many deeply lobed leaflets that are connected to a slender stem. The delicate green leaves have a fern-like, feathery appearance with the edges of the leaves slightly curled and the stems are thin and flexible. Ptite® Chervil is crisp and tender with a fresh, slightly peppery, licorice flavor reminiscent of anise. Its flavor is often compared to parsley and tarragon and has a clean, bright, and subtle taste.
Petite® Chervil is available year-round.
Petite® Chervil is the young edible version of the mature herb and is a part of a trademarked line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Designed to be slightly larger than microgreens, Petite® Chervil is harvested aproximately 4-6 weeks after sowing. Petite® Chervil is favored for its ability to enhance the flavors of other herbs in culinary dishes. It is most commonly used as a garnish and is placed on the dish at the end of cooking to add a fresh flavor and tender, lacy texture.
Petite® Chervil contains vitamins A, B6, and C, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus.
Petite® Chervil greens are best suited for raw applications as their delicate nature cannot withstand high heat and the flavor will turn bitter when cooked. They are most commonly added at the end of the cooking process and are used as a garnish for sous, casseroles, salads, roasted vegetables, pasta, omelets, and fish dishes. They can also be placed into sandwiches or made into compound butter, herb-infused oil, or herb pesto. Petite® Chervil pairs well with carrots, spinach, sorrel, asparagus, peas, cucumbers, tarragon, basil, chives, eggs, fish such as cod, halibut, salmon, and seabass, scallops, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, black olives, green beans, smoked paprika, garlic, watercress, mushroom, risotto, toasted pine nuts, almonds, and parmesan. They will keep 7-10 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
Chervil is a favored herb in France and is a part of fines herbes, which is a combination that consists of chervil, parsley, tarragon, and chives. This famous herb mix was created in France, has been used in classical cooking for centuries, and is commoy sprinkled over eggs, fish, and chicken. It can also be used in a béarnaise sauce, which is a variation of a hollandaise that is predominately used on steak. In addition to the mature herb, Petite® Chervil can be used in combination with the other herbs as a garnish and offers a more delicate, tender, texture and fresh, enhanced flavors.
Chervil is native to the rocky limestone cliffs in southern Russia and the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe and was spread throughout Europe by the Romans. Petite® Chervil was then created by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California in the 1990s-20s as a part of the growing microgreen and Petite® Green movement. Today Petite® Chervil can be found through select partners of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and is available across the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Seneca||San Diego CA||619-588-2411|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Bistro du Marche by Tapenade||La Jolla CA||858-551-7500|
Recipes that include Petite® Chervil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Martha Stewart||Smoked Salmon-Radish Deviled Eggs|