(CHUR vul) A delicate herb that resembles parsley and has lacy, fernlike, green leaves. The leaves have a sweet, licorice-like flavor. Chervil is readily available as dried leaves, and fresh chervil may be found in specialty markets.


  1. Skillet Chicken-Chervil

    Chervil is an herb related to parsley that has a mild anise flavor. It adds a hint of fascinating flavor to this brothy chicken dish with homemade spinach pasta.

  2. Asparagus Bouquet

    Because roasting accents the sweetness of asparagus, you need only a hint of chervil .

  3. Fresh Herb Frittata

    A quartet of fresh herbs--tarragon, chives, chervil , and rosemary--work in harmony to flavor this ricotta-topped frittata.

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  1. 8 Things You Didn’t Know About…Using Dried Herbs

    Mon, 20 Aug 2012

    though, some herbs really are so much better fresh that it makes almost no sense to use dried, namely parsley, cilantro and chervil . (8) Ok, so my last column was about using your microwave, and I plugged Beth Hensperger’s book Not Your Mother’s Microwave Cookbook . And


  1. What are Fine Herbs—Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 14 Mar 2013

    Fine herbs is a French term for a mixture of finely chopped herbs—the classic combination is chervil , chives, parsley, and tarragon. Fine herbs are used to season anything from meat to fish to salads.

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  1. London Broil with Herb Butter for Steph’s Virtual Bridal Shower

    Fri, 21 Oct 2011

    tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil or tarragon Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon ..... the herb butter: Mix the butter with the chives, parsley, chervil , a pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and the lemon juice

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