Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Technical Term: Chiffonade

Chiffonade, is a fancy word that is no more than a very basic technique utilized to take a leafy food (such as basil) and cut it into nice thin ribbons.  Here's how you do it:

1.  Take your leaves, de-stem, rinse & dry them.

2. Stack the leaves into a nice neat pile (PS - excuse my need for a manicure!!)

3. Roll the leaves into a long thin roll. 

4. Hold Tightly and the slice across the roll, creating nice ribbons of basil.  then just toss to fluff them up, and add to your recipe!

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