Ways to Cook

Chervil has a slight anise flavour. It makes a pretty garnish and can be chopped into salads, cold dips and sauces, or to finish a hot dish.


Chervil pairs well with chicken, fish and vegetable dishes. It is often replaced for parsley in dishes and is a related species. Some say it reminds them ore of tarragon. For vegetables, try cooking it (or rather topping it or finishing it) with vegetable dishes that contain peas, carrots, onions, cream, lemon, vinegar and spinach. Since it is part of fines herbes, chervil naturally goes well with other delicate herbs. One way of using herbs together is to carefully pick small leaves and gently toss them and top off a dish with a mini herb salad rather than chopping it finely.

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