Rosemary is a large Mediterranean shrub with needle-like leave and with strong lemony pine aroma and pungent flavour. It is mostly used French, Spanish and Italian cuisines especially when cooking lamb and chicken. It is key ingredient in the French blend Herbs de Provence. It has many health benefits and also it has been used for medicinal purposes.
Culinary Notes :
- Add the whole sprig to season your dishes and remove it before serving.
- Sprinkle on breads and place under grilled fish and meats to infuse its fragrant characteristics.
- Use it in tomato sauces, soups or stews, or foccacia bread.
- Sprinkle over vegetable frittatas.
- Goes well with beans, jams and sausages.
- Use it to make homemade breads.
- Use to flavour to chicken, lamb, pork, salmon and tuna dishes
- Add butter with rosemary, dress steamed red potatoes, peas, zucchini or summer squash.
- Add fresh rosemary to omelettes and frittatas.
Rosemary has many health benefits. It is associated with stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. It has been also used to improving concentration as it increases the blood flow. Also, it contains anti-inflammatory compounds.
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Other names or spelling: Polar Plant, Compass Plant, Rosmarinus officinalis, dew of the sea