Oregano – A flavor that brings warmth to the soulMajestic Spice
Oregano is a perennial herb that is known for its fragrant aroma and strong, earthy flavor. It is a popular ingredient in many different cuisines around the world, particularly Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Oregano is a member of the mint family and is closely related to other herbs such as marjoram and thyme.
When fresh, Oregano has a strong aroma and a slightly bitter taste. Dried oregano, on the other hand, has a more intense flavor than fresh oregano.
Oregano is a versatile herb that can be paired with a variety of other herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of dishes. One of the most popular pairings for oregano is with basil. Together, these herbs make a classic combination that is often used in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. They complement each other well, with the pungent, earthy flavor of oregano balancing out the sweet, subtle licorice notes of basil.
Another popular pairing is oregano and thyme. Both herbs are commonly used in Mediterranean and French cuisine, and they work well together to add depth and complexity to dishes. Thyme has a woody, minty flavor that pairs well with the pungent, slightly bitter taste of oregano. This combination is particularly delicious in meat dishes like roast chicken or lamb.
Oregano also pairs well with other strong, pungent herbs and spices like cumin and chili powder. These spices add a bold, smoky flavor to dishes and complement the earthy, slightly bitter taste of oregano. This combination is particularly popular in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, where it is used in dishes like chili, tacos, and enchiladas.
Oregano is also a great herb to use in marinades and rubs for grilling. It can be paired with other herbs like rosemary and bay leaves and with spices like black pepper and paprika to create a flavorful rub for meats. The warm and earthy flavor of oregano pairs well with the rich, smoky flavor of grilled meats.
At Majestic Spice, dried Oregano is sourced from domestic growers in California and Texas and also imported from countries such as Mexico, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. We have partnered with reputable farmers to source high quality Oregano grown and harvested using sustainable methods.
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