At Uzhotskiy mountain pass people actively stock up caraway
Is it possible to deal without this aromatic biennial plant of the umbrella family in your kitchen? Caraway is a valuable and irreplaceable for cooking in many cases herb with a spicy scent. A list of useful properties of caraway, its oil, as well as seeds, stems and roots is rather long. This edible aromatic plant has long been used for baking bread, especially rye bread, one can’t do without it when making sauerkraut and pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, and producing liqueurs. And what a wonderful ingredient it is for herbal tea!
All this is well known to the inhabitants of the village under the Uzhotskiy pass, who climb the local alpine meadows in July and harvest the miracle plant. From spring to late fall near the mountain pass there is a whole pantry of medicinal herbs.
* For a healthy salad with caraway and cabbage take 20-30 grams of young caraway shoots and leaves, 150 grams of sauerkraut, 15 grams of sunflower oil and then wash and finely chop them, sprinkle the cabbage with caraway, season it with oil.
* Try cheese (salty and sweet), add chopped caraway leaves, sunflower oil and salt, or sour cream and sugar. Bon Appetit!
21 July 2012 10:23