(pronounced: ehrb-sal-ey)
HISTORY This recipe is one from the Madawaska Historial Society's REUNION FAMILIES' FAVORITE RECIPES. Copies of the cookbook may be ordered directly from the Historical Society, Madawaska, Maine 04756. This recipe is a Plourde Family Reunion recipe which comes from Regina P. Plourde. 
  • small garden onions with tails
  • chopped fine onions
  • 4 cups young green onion tails
  • 1/2 cup rock salt (canning salt)
PREPARATION In a large glass or earthen jar, place one layer of chopped green onion tails, 1-inch deep. Add a small layer of chopped onions and a layer of salt. Repeat the procedure until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of salt. Seal the jar and allow to set in a cool place for several days before using. The salt will melt and form the juice necessary for the seasoning.

The 'Herbes Salées' may be used for soups, stews, meat and fish dishes. They were a main staple in most Acadian homes during the early years of settlement.

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