How to make a chiffonade

How to make a chiffonade

The chiffonade technique is used to finely shred large delicate herbs into long, thin strips.

1
Neatly arrange the leaves on top of one another
2
Roll the leaves into a tight cylinder
3
Slice across the cylinder so that the leaf is completely shredded

Uses

Practise this technique by slicing mint and using as a garnish in Shaun Rankin's vanilla cheesecake with blackberry and mint compote.