Parsley is native to the eastern Mediterranean region. It was brought to America by the first colonists and it has been cultivated here ever since. Parsley is the universal garnish, but who can ever get through an entire fresh bunch from the grocery store. Having these dried Parsley Flakes on hand makes adding visual interest to your meals a snap. Stir into rice or pastas or any kind of sauce to add some bright green flair. When making lasagna, stir a handful of parsley flakes into your ricotta cheese for that restaurant look.
A core seasoning, parsley is a favorite ingredient in American and European cooking. It is found in many French herb blends like Fines Herbs and Bouquet Garni. It is main ingredient in many Middle Eastern recipes like baba ghanoush.
Parsley leaves add beautiful green color with a vegetable aroma and taste to just about any dish and is especially good with fish, egg, lemon, tomato and grain dishes.
A quick Parsley Potato recipe is to pan roast some small canned potatoes. When heated, toss lightly in salt, pepper, granulated onion and garlic and finish by adding some parsley to the pan for the last few minutes.