Every once in a while, we come across a new, extraordinary or beautiful product which we would like to introduce to our clients. This week: Red Vein Sorrel Baby Leaves!
A bright green leaf with intense blood-red veins running through the whole leaf. The texture is velvet like and crispy. The lemony taste of Red Vein Sorrel makes a great addition to salads. They can also be cooked like spinach and used in soups, sauces and risottos. Heating sorrel dulls the taste a little, so you can afford to be more generous with the leaves if you are going to cook them.
Sorrel is one of those leafy greens (like spinach) whose culinary values depend in good part on their oxalic-acid content which is what gives them their distinctive slightly sour flavour.