A little lemony and decidedly distinctive, thyme is a crucial ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. You'll find it in soups and sauces, vegetable and meat dishes, as well as classic spice blends like bouquet garni and herbes de Provence.
Thyme is a fairly potent seasoning, so begin with just a pinch or two, then add to taste. And add it early on in your cooking, so that the flavor has time to develop and meld with other ingredients.
Thyme blends well with many other herbs, enhancing rather than overpowering other flavors. Use this organic herb to add warmth and pungency to marinades, stuffings, vegetables, stews and cheese dishes. The strong, fresh, lemony flavor of thyme is popular in many European cuisines. The French, for example, use it liberally in soups, stews, sauces, vinegars, and the blends bouquet garnis and herbes de Provence. They also pair it with fish, meat, and poultry. In Jordan it's used in a condiment called zahtar, and in Egypt it's used to flavor meat. In Creole cooking, it flavors blackened meat and fish, and in Central American cuisine it's used to make jerk seasoning.
Use thyme to enhance marinades for chicken and fish, in herb butters and cottage cheese. Add it to egg and cheese dishes (like quiche, frittatas, and omelets) to white sauces and vegetable casseroles. It's delicious in salads (like carrot salad or warm potato salad), soups, and salad dressings.
Thyme Leaf Whole, Fancy Grade ORG
- Brand: Frontier Bulk
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris L.
Size: 1 lb
Package: Bulk Bag
Introduction Date: 1992-03-01
Common Name: Thyme Leaf
Plant Part: Leaf
Grade: Fancy Grade
Bar Code: 0-89836-00378-2