In what kind of food do you use Bay Leaves?

Australia
April 28, 2008 7:01am CST
I bought a pack of Bay Leaves so that I could put two leaves in my spaghetti bolognese. What do I do with the rest?
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@shymurl (2768)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I use it to make red beans and rice. I have used it in chili before.
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
Take them out of the paper package and store them in an airtight glass jar in a cupboard. Jam jars are good for this. The bay leaves will keep fragrant for a couple of years. So you have some on hand each time you make your bolognese. If you make your own vegetable or meat stock a bay leaf is essential in the bouquet garni (bundle of herbs for the stock). You can also use a bay leaf in chili and in stews made with beef or lamb., also if you make bean or lentil soup or beans or lentils as a vegetable. Just make sure you remove the leaf before serving the food since it tastes bitter. Use sparingly in all the above dishes because it has a strong flavour.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
28 Apr 08
I use it when I make vegetable (or even meat stew)....it's also used for biryani. I've heard it is used in many of the non-vegetarian spicy dishes.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
28 Apr 08
i always use bay leaves when i boil up a silverside,just adds that nice taste,also in stews.just but the rest of the bay leaves in a jar or the trusty tupperware,as they will keep for ages.cheers sue
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 08
I use bay leavesin my beef stew and in my pot ' roasts too. I think it would go good in most meat and vegetable combinations. I have used bay leaves in roasting pork also.Sometimesit just perks up any vegetable you might be cooking. I just put it in when I first start cooking them and pull them out when the vegetables are done.
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@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
29 Apr 08
my aunt will use it in spaghetti sauce sometimes...thats the only time i seen her use them