How to Buy, Store, and Cook Sorrel in Season in June

May 31, 2015

Sorrel is a dark, leafy green with a very astringent, citrusy, and lip-puckeringly tart flavor. Its leaves look like feathery arugula, and are soft and chewy. It’s excellent eaten raw in salads (combine it with other ingredients to cut down on the intensity). Because it quickly cooks down, sorrel also makes a great sauce; it almost melts when it hits a hot pan. Sorrel soup is great, but be sure to temper it with something creamy, like plain, full-fat yogurt.

Sorrel leaves should be pert and perky, without tears or rips. Be sure that they have been…