Lovage Recipes

You Need To Add Lovage to Your Stocks, Sauces, Risottos

Lovage is unfortunately not well known in North America, but it's one of those culinary herbs that you really should consider because it adds something to soups, stocks, sauces, and risottos that you can't get anywhere else.

This is my personal plea for lovage, the forgotten herb. Just this past summer, I picked some fresh growing lovage in my community garden allotment and the scent was like a punch in the gut.

The soups of my youth that my mother would prepare in Croatia that I just assumed I couldn't replicate here ) for no real logical reason) — it was lovage that was the missing ingredient.

You Need To Add Lovage to Your Stocks, Sauces, Risottos

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You can even find it dried online, although I cannot attest to the quality so don't blame me if this route doesn't work out.

As for lovage seeds, they are readily available online for your gardening needs. I'm going to actually try and grow lovage indoors this winter, but I honestly have no idea if it's possible on a manageable scale.

So, you got your hands on some lovage?

Well, I suggest you use it much like you would fresh parsley. So add the leaves in the last 20 minutes of cooking, and then garnish with some more just before serving.

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