Technically a member of the mint family, oregano eschews mintiness for peppery, citric flavors hinting of thyme. In more moderate climates this perennial is easy to grow and can quickly take over any available patch of land. However, when grown in colder climates the flavor is less robust.
Used primarily in Greek, Italian, Spanish, Mexican and Tex-mex cuisine, oregano lends a peppery, herbal bite to foods. When fresh, it’s used as a finishing spice, whereas dried it’s used at the beginning of cooking to build layers of flavor.
Ground oregano has its use in spice bases and rubs. We love to use it with a mix of salt, thyme, and cumin and rub it all over chicken thighs. Roast them over a bed of Brussels sprouts and, goodness, it’ll be a dinner to remember.
|Recommended Applications||This Ground Oregano is a fantastic spice when added to a stew, meat rub, herb bread, or a tomato sauce.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Cuisine||Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish, Tex-Mex|
|Taste & Aroma||Bitter or Astringent, Citrus|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Country of Origin||Turkey|
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