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looking for authentic Mexican herbs in Denver or substitutions

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looking for authentic Mexican herbs in Denver or substitutions

steelykal | Jul 19, 2011 05:44 PM

I've been to Avanza, but I couldn't find what I'm looking for: hoja (or yerba) santa. Got some cookbooks and they call for the herb fairly regularly and they said I could find it in any Hispanic market. I figured Avanza would have it, since it's the biggest - alas, no. I don't need the whole leaf, just the herb for seasoning.

No luck at Savory spice shop.

Can I substitute anise for it in smaller quantity? Or some eucalyptus leaves? I read that fennel fronds could work in a pinch...

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Avanza
1320 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

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