How to cook with bay leaves

How to cook with bay leaves
The are a lot of recipies that contain bay leaves. However, many of us do not use them correctly, in order to really enjoy the aroma of bay leaves. If you like the taste they give to the food, read on to find out how to cook with bay leaves.

How to cook with bay leaves

Soups
At first glance it seems simple: all you have to do is add a bay leaf after you put all the ingredients and let the soup to boil. Well, to get a perfect soup, the bay leaves have to be cooked in advance. If you put them in the pot, they will give another taste to the soup, and their purpose is not to transform the soup, but to give it a perfect note of flavor. So all you have to do is put the leaves in a saucepan with hot oil to lose its pungent taste. In this way, the taste of the bay leaves  will not transform the other ingredients, but it will give a special taste to your soup.
Sauces
If you use bay leaves in sauces, it is advisable to break them before the leaves release a special taste when they are shattered. Besides, you can put some sizzling bay leaves in mayonnaise or garlic sauce with sour cream.
Tea
As with sauces, you can put bay leaves in ginger tea, for example. Its aroma will significantly alleviate the pungent sensation that ginger usually has.

How to cook with bay leaves

Benefits of bay leaves
Bay leaves are especially recommended for diabetics and people that suffer from heart diseases because they can  help lower cholesterol due to the high levels of antioxidants they contain. In addition, the bay leaves improve the eye vision and is a plant indicated in problems such as bad breath or gingival bleeding.
How do you cook with bay leaves?
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