LOOKING for: what herb is this?

eileenlaunonenJune 17, 2008

It looks like a mini fourleaf clover (but just one leaf of the clover) it very small and delicate the size of a eraser head. it was served over cajun shrimp and cheese grits. i asked the waitress she had no idea and the menu didnt name it. Just wondering

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Could be alot of things...marjoram, cress, or Mexican oregano.
The definititve thing would be what did it taste like.
Linda C

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 9:50AM
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Eileen.....Could it be watercress?

Look at this link and scroll down to the last picture at the page bottom. It's a very small-leaved herb and they say it resembles clover.


Here is a link that might be useful: Gourmet Herbs

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 10:42AM
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I'm thinking it is cress also - but not watercress. The English and Europeans often sprinkle on fresh cress as a garnish in the same manner we use fresh parsley. The cress can be bought in a little container at the store or you can grow it on a windowsill from seed. Watercress is cultivated and grows best with its feet in water.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2008 at 7:22AM
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It tasted kinda like arugula it does look like watercress in a miniture version..Im gonna have to call the restaurant as im curious now..this is a high end place so it could be a number of things.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2008 at 8:38AM
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Fully mature watercress has a larger leaf than clover but the young shoots are tiny and do have a peppery taste. And yes, it is a water lover. I grow mine in the stream of my pond as they do the best in flowing waters. Both large and small leaves are very good in salads, on sandwiches and as a garnish. If you have enough of it, it makes a wonderufl soup, both warm and cold with shrimp or scallops.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2008 at 10:36PM
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