Caraway

Caraway in spoon

Carum carvi

Origin: North America, Western Asia and Europe.

Flavour: A hint of anise, citrus, nutty.

Uses: Bread, pork, beef, soup, cheese, cake.

Dishes: Goulash, sauerkraut, Irish soda bread, surkal (Norwegian Christmas cabbage), German braised cabbage, German potato salad, caraway seed soup, Czech roasted pork with caraway.

Compliments: Coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, oregano, parsley, thyme.

Substitutes for Caraway: Star anise, fennel seed, nigella seed, dill seed, anise seed, cicely.

I add this Caraway seed for a refreshing hint of anise to my stews and German inspired potato salads. Next on the recipe list is braised cabbage. My hat goes off to Oma’s sensational Sauerkraut. Is caraway seed your only secret ingredient?

Maintain the freshness of caraway seed is by storing it in a tightly sealed container in a cool and dry place. Alternatively, you can also extend the freshness by storing it in the refrigerator.

Caraway in spoon