Continental, or flat-leaf parsley is a dark-green herb with a much stronger flavour than the curly variety. This parsley can be used as a garnish and in a variety of dishes, such as salads, soups, pasta dishes, and with seafood.
Parsley is the world's most popular herb. Derived from the Greek word meaning "rock celery" (it's a relative to celery), parsley has been cultivated for 2,000 years, and was used medicinally long before that. Highly nutritious, it can be found year round in your local supermarket.
How to store Continental Parsley:
Rinse and wrap in a paper towel and then a plastic bag. Refrigerated it will last for a week. You can freeze parsley! Just clean, chop and let dry; then put in little bags and seal.
Parsley and Bacon Pasta
1 onion sliced
1 cup bacon pieces
3/4 cup cream
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup chopped continental parsley
Add pasta to boiling water until tender, drain. Melt butter in frypan, add onion and bacon and stir for about two minutes. Stir in cream, egg, parsley and stir on low for two minutes. Don't boil.
Stir in pasta, and stir over heat until heated thoroughly.