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When to add bay leaves to a soup so that it does not become bitter: useful tips

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
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Soup is an ideal option for a hearty lunch or even dinner. All soups are made with vegetable, meat, or fish broths. But it's worth remembering that spices and bay leaves, if added incorrectly, can simply ruin it.

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The FoodOboz editorial team has collected useful tips to help you avoid spoiling the soup, namely, how and when to add bay leaves to the soup to make the dish taste perfect.

Spices and bay leaves

1. When to add bay leaves

Dried bay leaves

Before adding them to the soup, wash them well. Then throw them into the boiling soup and cook for 5-15 minutes. Then be sure to take them out so that the dish does not become bitter and oversaturated with flavor.

Spices and bay leaves

2. What happens if you do not remove the bay leaves from the soup

Cooks say that all the products and spices in the soup will lose their flavors because the bay leaf will simply kill them. And it is also important to know that bay leaves give tartness and pungency to dishes.

3. Is it necessary to add bay leaf to dishes

Cooks advise doing this as desired. Instead of bay leaf, you can add aromatic spices that will give the dish a very pleasant flavor and not spoil the taste, such as coriander, black pepper, garlic, or mushrooms.

Spices

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