Lovage

Levisticum officinale

Origin: Southern Europe

Flavour: Mild notes of celery, parsley and anise. Fresh and citrusy.
*High and rich in Vitamin C.

Uses: Soup, salad, garnish, broth, beef, lamb, rabbit, fish.

Dishes: Ciorba de perisoare (Romanian meatball soup), lovage and potato soup, potato salad with lovage, braised lamb with lovage and garlic, roasted pork with lovage and herbs, fish and lovage soup, vegetable soup with lovage, lovage vichyssoise with seafood, Jerusalem artichoke and lovage frittata, lovage pesto, lovage and tomato salad, buckwheat salad with lovage dressing, baked rabbit with lovage, venison sausage with lovage, lentil soup with lovage, beans/legumes with lovage and curry, steamed mussels with lovage.

Compliments: Mustard, black pepper, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, curry, paprika, fennel, parsley, thyme, cayenne pepper, sage, bay leaf, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, tarragon.

Substitutes for Lovage: Celery seed/ root/ leaf, parsley.