A few days ago I was in the shop next door . No episodes today but I came across this rather strange looking greens. The leaves were long, bright green with spines around the edges. The packet said it was parsley (!!!!),
I decided to buy it , it was pretty expensive too. Came home with a bunch and googled parsley. But when I googled parsley I got either flat leaf parsley or the curly parsley.. after much digging I finally came across across Thai parsley.....
|Cuban Oregano or Broadleaf thyme|
Ok, next up, Cuban Oregano . Its also known by various other names such as Spanish oregano, Broad leaf thyme as it says here.When I was still in Malaysia my sister told me she was growing oregano. I was a bit surprised to hear this as I thought oregano grew in slightly colder climates not in the tropics. Came home to discover these rather large leaved plant that had a very strong fragrance. The leaves were heart shaped with slightly velvety feel and it was quite easy to grow as well. But it was more stronger in taste than oregano. But i think it would be ok to use maybe one or two leaves ( as its quite strong in smell and taste as according to the report here. Its very easy to grow as well.
I found this recipe that used both these herbs and a whole lot of herbs and used it on some chicken legs and baked them. Was pretty delicious.