Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage

Description

GREAT WITH PORK AND CHICKEN

Sage has a strong, slightly bitter and aromatic flavour. Use sparingly.

Did you know?

It was believed that Sage strengthened the memory, hence a sage or wise man would have a long memory.

Quality

Sage should be silvery-grey and strongly aromatic. It has a medicinal pine-wood flavour. Thujone is the principal flavour - giving volatile oil.

Usage

  • Add to finely diced apple and minced pork for tasty meatballs.
  • Add to apple sauce for more flavour.
  • Mix with breadcrumbs, chopped onion and butter for a really tasty stuffing.
  • Sprinkle over pork or chicken before roasting.
  • Combine with grated cheese and breadcrumbs as a topping for grilled fish.
  • Add to sausage and leek casserole for extra flavour.