Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Herb Showcase: Oregano

Oregano is another one of my favorite herbs. :) It's so good in homemade tomato sauce that is to be used for pizza or spaghetti it's also good sprinkled over noodles with butter and a few other herbs. Does anyone have a favorite recipe that uses Oregano? I love trying out new recipes that use herbs! :) I found this herb and spice mixture that can be used on many different dishes, (below) and thought I would share it. :)

Oregano-Photo from Wikipedia

Oregano is a perennial herb, growing to 20-80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1-4 cm long. The flowers are purple, 3-4 mm long, produced in erect spikes. The dried leaves of the Oregano plant are used in cooking, the dried herb is often more flavorful than the fresh. Oregano is often used in tomato sauces, fried vegetables and grilled meat. Together with basil, it contributes much to the distinctive character of many Italian dishes. -Wikipedia

Oregano Spice Mixture

1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
1-1/4 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. celery seed
1-1/2 tsp. white pepper
1-1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. dried lemon peel
1 tsp. ground black pepper

Whisk together garlic powder, thyme leaves, oregano, onion powder, paprika, celery seed, white pepper, dry mustard, lemon peel, and black pepper in a small bowl until well-combined. Put the mixture in a pretty clear shaker, and it makes a great kitchen gift as well.

"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so." Genesis 1:11


ladygreen said...

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Follow In His Steps said...

Thank you for sharing the information on this herb, Emily! I appreciate it! :)