Chiffonade is a fun French word, it means to slice or shave razor thin
Fresh Basil Leaves
To chiffonade basil…
remove the leaves from the stems and stack on top of each other
Roll them into a tube like this
Then slice the basil razor thin
This is basil chiffonade
It is perfect for salads and finishing sauces.
Like all fresh herbs, basil should always be added at the end of the recipe so the flavor stays vibrant and doesn’t wimp out.