My Aromatic New Favorite Spice

Being a novice cook that I am, I always look for great recipe’s that are simple and fool-proof. I found a “fool-proof” spice- herbs de provence. It is absolutely di-vine. Not only is the smell intoxicating but the medley of flavors go well with anything. Ok I wouldn’t sprinkle them on my cheerios but you get the idea. Depending what you use it with (poultry, fish, beef etc) different spices take center stage for each. I assure you will not get tired of this seasoning.

I bought mine at Marshalls for $4.99 for a fairly large jar. You can also make your own, the recipe is as follows:

HERBS DE PROVENCE

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp ground rosemary

1 tsp summer savory

1/2 tsp lavender (optional but traditional)

1 tsp marjoram

1 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried sage

1/2 tsp dried oregano

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Crush slightly with a pestle or the back of a spoon. Store in an airtight container. Rub into meat,chicken or fish for a dry rub or combine with olive oil for a marinade.

Store in a cool, dark place up to 4 months.

Use herbs de Provence to season chicken, vegetables, or meat.

Yield: 3/4 cup

Yes you read correctly, you use dried lavender. It may seem unusual but again I assure you will be pleasantly surprised!!! If you grown your own herbs be sure to note that fresh ingredients are alot stronger than dried.

Here is a link to a bevy of recipe’s using Herbs de Provence

“http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=herbs+de+provence”

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