The little sister to oregano, dried marjoram offers a fresh and innocent outlook to cooking.
Marjoram is a perennial plant that is very closely related to oregano. The flavor is warm, spicy, herbal, and a tad bitter the way oregano is, but a bit sweeter with a mystery of mint to it. Used throughout Mediterranean and Italian cooking, its persnickety oils don’t make it a good candidate for prolonged cooking methods. Sweet marjoram spice should always be added at the very end of cooking to ensure the flavor is at its strongest. Dried marjoram has a stronger flavor than fresh and is usually preferred for this reason.
Dried marjoram seasoning is used in sauces, stuffing, and often in salad dressings. It also has been used in cheese making where the dried leaves are used to coat the rind and infuse the milk as it ages.
|Recommended Applications||Marjoram is great when paired with portabella mushrooms, eggplant, or vegetables. Other great applications include vinegar and olive oil salad dressings with anchovies or a tomato-based sauce.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Cuisine||French, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, North African, North American|
|Taste & Aroma||Sweet|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry area.|
|Country of Origin||Egypt|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|