There are a number of ways to give a citrus herb flavor to your dishes. Quite a few could benefit from having this crisp herb flavor. The first thing to do when looking into various herbs that can provide the this flavor, identify which herbs actually have a citrus component to them.
This does not mean that they have orange, lemon or lime in them but that they can simulate the taste of these various fruits or provide a similar alteration in flavor.
If you are uncertain about how to get started looking for crisp citrus herbs - do some research first. There are a number of books and products on the subject.
Looking for the crisp citrus herb itself, you may find yourself looking at a variety of bath washes and body lotions. You may have to dig a little deeper to find exactly what you are looking for.
Some of the Herbs That Will Give a Citrus Flavor
You may have heard of herbs such as lemon grass and lemon pepper. Two of the main spices that will provide a citrus flavor to your dishes. In fact, these two are the best ones to provide this type of flavor.
There are other combinations and other spices, which can help to provide citrus flavor. Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm, Lemon Basil, lemon thyme and Thai lime are also herbs that can provide a citrus flavor to the dishes that you prepare.
Certain types of dishes are going to work better with a citrus flavor than other dishes and it is important to note which dishes work the best with these herbs.
Fish dishes can benefit greatly from using citrus. The herbs that provide the citrus flavor compliment most of the methods of cooking fish, baked, grilled or even pan fried. There is no way you could go wrong with these herbs providing additional flavor to such dishes.
Poultry is another area that works well with citrus herbs. Chicken is especially good with lemon-flavored herbs. There are varieties of ways to make chicken that will receive an enhanced flavor boost using lemon based herbs. Lemon and chicken have always gone great together in either roasted or baked styles.
Of course, there are also vegetable and dessert dishes that work with citrus flavored herbs too.