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Knife Tips: About Chopping Parsley

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Use a very sharp knife that will cut, rather than crush, the herb. When herbs are crushed they release some of their flavors, which can end up embedded in the cutting board.

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Make sure the parsley is washed and dried thoroughly before you chop.

Don't worry about separating all the leaves of the curly kind before chopping. Use a chef's knife to cut off the large stems, then hold the bunch of parsley with one hand (with fingertips tucked under) and chop what's left.

From "What's a Cook to Do?" by James Peterson (Artisan, 2007).


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