Parsley is a wildly popular herb that is a part of the celery/carrot family.
The most common parsley used in American cuisine is Italian flat-leaf parsley. Curly-leaf parsley is often used as a garnish, but it's generally less flavorful than its flat counterpart. Parsley is typically chopped and added fresh to dishes right before serving and tastes bright and green. Parsley stems are perfectly edible and can be steeped in soups, stocks, and sauces. In classical French cuisine, these stems, along with bay leaves and thyme are tied together as part of a "bouquet garni" to layer in a complexity of flavor. Though parsley very seldomly makes up the bulk of any recipe, it is a good source of antioxidents, folic acid, and Vitamins A, C, and K.
Recipes with Parsley