Best flavour for stews, stuffings and fish.

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Bay leaf comes from the sweet bay or true laurel tree. It has an aromatic but slightly bitter taste. It is used in the preparation of pickled fish, bobotie. For a delectable pickle fish recipe refer to Spice Mecca’s Taste of The Cape range, which contains bay leaves.

The uses of bay leaves include grinding the leaves into a spice, to flavor soups and stews, but the leaves are most commonly added in the whole form as a flavoring for certain Italian dishes and are then removed or used as a garnish.