Fresh Green Sorrel
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Sorrel is available year-round.
The green sorrel has large dark green leaves that have an elongated arrow shape. They have a distinctly sour note and sharp lemony tang due to their oxalic acid content. This trait has earned it the name "sour grass".
Sorrel may be used raw as salad green or a fresh herb or sautéed similarly to spinach. The young leaves are tender and mild, best for fresh eating, while larger leaves become sharp and bitter, best for cooked applications. Sorrel makes an excellent puree, for sauces or soup. Complimentary flavours include hard aged cheeses, cream, eggs, fish, caviar, oysters, lentils, potatoes, spinach, onion, shallot, mustard, parsley, tarragon, mint, chervil and nutmeg.
The Green Sorrel is an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.