This technique of finely shredding herbs is most successful with large soft herb leaves, such as basil or sage.

Chiffonade herbs

...Chiffonade herbs

Step by step

1 After washing and drying the herbs, pick the leaves and pile them on top of each other.

2 Then roll them up as tightly as possible, but without bruising them, and cut across the leaves to create a fine julienne of herb.

3 The herbs may need to be unrolled a little.

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