The very popular aromatic herb Chervil is added to the dishes mostly to enhance the fragrance and taste. Very closely related to the parsley, Chervil for centuries has been used for culinary purposes across the globe. The little leaves have a distinct aroma which imparts a little something to every dish it is added to. But have you ever wondered what would you do if you ever ran out of chervil in your kitchen? Well just read on these simple and easily available chervil substitutes and never miss the real thing.
Fresh Chervil Substitutes:
1 Fresh Parsley Leaves: These are the closest in appearance and taste to the chervil. You can easily replace 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped chervil with an equal quantity of fresh chopped Parsley leaves and you won’t find much of a difference.
2 Fresh Tarragon: Another herb, known for its aroma and flavor and is also easily available in the kitchen is Tarragon leaves. Just use in the same quantity as you would’ve used Chervil. The taste would not exactly be the same however; you won’t feel that something is missing from the dish.
3 Fennel Leaves: Fennel is another herb known to impart a great taste and fragrance to the dishes it is added to. Try substituting the Chervil leaves with fresh, chopped Fennel leaves and add an all-new taste to the food.
4 Fresh Fines Herb: The French herb already contains Chervil in it along with parsley, tarragon, and chives. Just add the same quantity and you will not be disappointed with the results.
Dried Chervil Substitutes
1 Dried Chervil: If you’ve run out of fresh chervil in your kitchen, add some dried chervil instead. You can substitute 1 teaspoon of dried chervil for 1 tablespoon of fresh chervil and the results will be the same.
2 Dried Parsley: Another easily available chervil substitute is dried parsley. Add about 1 teaspoon to replace 1 tablespoon of fresh chervil and add an all together new twist to the dish.
3 Dried Fines Herb: The famous French herb is a combination of chives, parsley, tarragon and chervil. Use about 1 teaspoon to replace 1 tablespoon of fresh chervil and you will not miss the real thing.
I feel these easy chervil substitutes can really come in handy during crisis in the kitchen. Go ahead and share these with your friends and family too and proudly boast of being a kitchen queen.