Fresh herbs are bursting with flavour, and they can transform a bland dish into restaurant-quality fare. Shop your favourite fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs online at Walmart.ca. Scroll through the online store aisles, where you can sort items by ratings, popularity and price. You'll soon be well-stocked and on your way to delicious home-cooked meals thanks to Walmart Canada's quality produce and affordable prices.
Once you start cooking with fresh herbs, it's impossible to stop. Start with a sprinkling of chopped dill over deviled eggs or homemade potato salad. Then move on to chive-covered mashed potatoes and creamy soups. Pretty soon, you'll be making delicate sauces and spicy salsas to pair with main courses.
Fresh salmon is always a treat, but pan sear it with an assortment of fresh herbs, and you have a dish worthy of royalty. Choose from chopped dill, parsley and basil and don't forget to add the wine and shallots. Some reliable seafood and herb flavour combinations are dill and sour cream, tarragon and butter and basil and citrus juice, either lemon or lime.
Of course, fresh herbs go equally well with steaks. A small dish of minced garlic, chopped oregano and melted butter can serve as a dipping sauce for not only the steak but also roasted potatoes and breadsticks. Or, mix and match rosemary, parsley and thyme with some lemon juice and olive oil to create your own secret marinade.
Bay leaves add just a touch of minty-pepperiness to soup and stews, and the longer they simmer, the better things taste. Rosemary, thyme and sage can also handle lengthier cooking times, but some fresh herbs taste best if added right before serving.
Once you've received your fruit and fresh herbs grocery delivery, you'll want to keep your produce in peak condition. Snip the stem bottoms of herbs and place them in a small amount of water. Tall drinking glasses work best for standing up parsley and cilantro bunches. Cover them loosely with a large plastic bag. Parsley and basil can be stored at room temperature, but cilantro lasts longer in the refrigerator.
Herbs are great additions to drinks as well. Spice up your tea, either hot or cold, with mint leaves. You can also steep the leaves in water all by themselves. Serve the resulting brew with a dash of honey and squirt of lemon for a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.
Mint pairs well with many flavours, so experiment to your heart's content. Try citrus mint combinations or opt for a mint-ginger tisane. The root of this perennial plant can be scraped, minced or chopped. It's prized by chefs for its unique flavour, which can taste warm and inviting, think gingerbread biscuits, or hot and spicy as in Asian stir-fry.
Once you've narrowed down your grocery choices, add them to your online cart and proceed to checkout. When you shop fresh herbs and spices at Walmart.ca, it's all about convenience, so choose a time slot for pickup that fits your schedule. Your Walmart Canada personal shopper will gather your groceries and pack everything up for you. All you have to do is stop by and pick up your order. It's that easy.