Also known as French parsley or garden chervil, chervil is a delicate annual herb similar to parsley. It is most commonly used to season mild dishes and is a key ingredient in classic French seasoning mix “fines herbes”. The herb is also linked to Easter celebrations in some parts of Europe as its flavour and fragrance resemble that of myrrh.
The herb’s lace-like texture is complemented by its subtle aniseed flavour.
Adding a little chervil to your diet could help reduce fluid retention in the body, reduce coughs, improve digestive issues and even lower high blood pressure.
Chervil pairs especially well with lighter proteins such as eggs and fish, as well as being a welcome addition to asparagus, potatoes, and more delicate sauces. This herb is at its best when super fresh, so be sure to add it as close to the end of the cooking process as possible.