Herbes de Provence Recipe
Answered by: Yvonne Tremblay
Question from: Chuckie Boy
Posted on: September 22, 2003

Could you tell me what "Herbes de Provence" is and what recipes could I use it in?

Originating in Provence, southern France, "Herbes de Provence" is usually a blend of dried herbs but can also be made with fresh. Normally includes thyme, marjoram, rosemary and crumbled bay leaves, can also include summer savory, sage, lavender or basil. Used in marinades for grilled chicken, a rub for roast lamb or pork, with fish, sprinkled on pizza before cooking, in potato soup, with chevre cheese and in breads or honey.

Here is a recipe to make for yourself:

Herbes de Provence

In small bowl combine 1 tbsp each: dried thyme, marjoram or oregano, rosemary and summer savory leaves. Lightly crumble with fingers. Stir in 2 crushed bay leaves. Add 1 tsp dried lavender flowers, if desired. Store in small glass jar in cool, dark place. Keeps for up to a year. Crush between palms as you add to food to bring out the flavour.

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