Oregano, Origanum vulgare, how does it taste?
Oregano grated has a piquant-spicy and bitter-tart taste with a camphor nuance, and it smells delicate spicy - smoky. Due to its intense aroma, it can be used as a single spice or combined with other herbs.
Which spices and herbs combine with this herb?
Oregano is an intense herb and should use it, therefore sparingly. It goes well with basil, garlic, laurel, thyme, sage, rosemary, chili, parsley, cumin.
Culinary use of oregano Vulgare
Oregano harmonizes with many dishes due to its spicy taste. It is also a typical spice of Mediterranean cuisine and is ideal for a delicious roast lamb. Because of its Corsican fragrance, this herb is essential for the success of a pizza or tomato sauce.
Origanum vulgare is also called Dost, Earwort, Cobbler, Wild Marjoram, Feel Good, or Winter Major.
Greek cuisine cannot do without Dost either. Here they not only season salads with it but also fried fish. Mexican cuisine also likes to use it for various dishes such as chili con carne, taco fillings, and for typical salsas, especially in connection with chili.
Comfortable also refines vegetables such as eggplants, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, salads, artichokes, cauliflower, potatoes, beans, carrots, corn, and zucchini. You can also use it to make a lovely and aromatic herbal oil or vinegar.
Wild oregano Crete - Origanum vulgare
Oregano is a wild variety of marjoram and belongs to the labiate family (Lamiaceae). It has its origin in Greece and is also called "the joy of the mountains" there. On the Greek island of Crete, the perennial plant grows on dry, stony, calcareous soils.
It was and is very popular with the Greeks and the Romans. In the past, girls in love wore it as a crown, believing it would win their groom's love.
Storage of spices and herbs
Put all your spices and herbs in an airtight container. Store them dry, cold, and protected from the sun.