Categories Food, Groceries Spice & Seasoning Thyme, Spice
Categories Food, Groceries Spice & Seasoning
Frontier Natural Products, Thyme Leaf, 16 oz (453 g)
- Thymus Vulgaris
Thyme is a fairly potent seasoning, so begin with just a pinch or two, then add to taste. And add it early on in your cooking, so that the flavor has time to develop and meld with other ingredients.
Thyme blends well with many other herbs, enhancing rather than overpowering other flavors. Use this organic herb to add warmth and pungency to marinades, stuffings, vegetables, stews and cheese dishes. The strong, fresh, lemony flavor of thyme is popular in many European cuisines. The French, for example, use it liberally in soups, stews, sauces, vinegars, and the blends bouquet garnis and herbes de Provence. They also pair it with fish, meat, and poultry. In Jordan it's used in a condiment called zahtar, and in Egypt it's used to flavor meat. In Creole cooking, it flavors blackened meat and fish, and in Central American cuisine it's used to make jerk seasoning.
Use thyme to enhance marinades for chicken and fish, in herb butters and cottage cheese. Add it to egg and cheese dishes (like quiche, frittatas, and omelets) to white sauces and vegetable casseroles. It's delicious in salads like carrot salad or warm potato salad), soups, and salad dressings.