Sweet, earthy aroma. Savoury, balsamic, good-bitter flavour. This is the true bay experience. You may not know it when you taste it, but you know when it’s missing. That stew or seafood dish just seem to need something? This is it.
Add bay leaves to your dish at the beginning of cooking time (unless recipe specifies otherwise), and remove before serving.
Don’t stop at soup and seafood. Infuse its earthy, grounding flavour into your beans, grain dishes, and pasta sauce. Or even a simple pot of rice.