How does rosemary taste?
Rosemary is a very aromatic herb, and its taste is intense, piquant with bitter, peppery and resinous flavors. Also, it has some delicate notes of camphor and pine.
How do you use rosemary?
Rosemary is used lavishly in the Mediterranean cuisine. Many meat dishes, but especially lamb, veal, and pork harmonize with rosemary, garlic, and olive oil.
It is also suitable for marinating a leg of lamb. Put a leg of lamb in a plastic bowl and cover it with red wine. Add a clove of garlic and one tablespoon of Rosmarinus Officinale. Let everything marinate overnight before cooking the leg of lamb in the oven at 180 - 200 ° C for about 1 hour the next day.
It perfumes white meat, such as a roast rabbit or a veal ragout. You can also use the herb to flavor delicious soups or marinades. If you use it for barbecuing, it will let you relive your vacation at home.
In the Italian kitchen, which I love very much, this herb is used very often.
Wreath herb-seasoned vegetables fried in olive oil, lamb ribs, pork, beef, or even veal.
I put bridal cabbage with garlic in the belly of a sea bream, season it from the outside with salt, pepper, bridal cabbage, and olive oil - off in the oven for approximately 30 min at 180-200 ° C. Delicious.
Which herbs and spices can I combine with dried Rosmarinus Officinale?
Rosmarinus Officinale goes well with the following dried herbs: lavender, lovage, savory, mint, laurel, garlic, oregano, parsley, sage, chives, thyme.
What is Rosmarinus officinale?
Rosmarinus Officinale belongs to the labiate family (Lamiaceae) and is a plant of several years, with a stature height of up to 2 meters. They thrive best in the Mediterranean climate, where they need a sunny but sheltered place from the cold. They do not tolerate the frost very well.
It grows very well in the light, dry, and organically poor regions of the island of Crete, and its needle-shaped leaves are harvested in summer and dried in the shade. To preserve the full aroma of rosemary, keep it in hermetically sealed cans.
The wild rosemary in history
Since ancient times we know Rosemary for its medicinal properties. The spice has a reputation for strengthening the memory. Even today, it is used therapeutically for liver diseases.
At that time, the Greeks were convinced that the gods were happier about a rosemary wreath than about gold or other gifts. So they viewed the plant as valuable and worthy of worship.