Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 5 Oregano

Oregano = origano

Origano

I had never thought that oregano may be a heavily discussed topic.

If I name oregano, everybody thinks of pizza. While in fact it’s used for many dishes such as the Penne agli Aromi Pasta with Aromatic Herbs

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The pronunciation of oregano in English is one of those which tell the difference between American and British language

Using fresh or dried leaves of oregano in foods ,it’s a common discussion point among chefs and food amateurs.

Don’t worry, enjoy it . Cultivate it as it requires little care, it’s pretty cold-resistant and it can be grown both in the ground and in pots.

Dried Oregano

Cut oregano in the morning, after the dew has dried. Hang it in small bunches upside down in a warm place. Once the oregano has dried (the leaves will be crisp), store it in a glass container. To use it, crush it rubbing between your hands directly in the dish you’re preparing .The flavour can be pretty strong, depending on the sun it received , so start with a small amount—a little goes a long way.

Taste as you go and add more if needed.

A simple recipe for a sauce to be served on meat or fish.

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Oregano Sauce 

2 garlic cloves

2 lemons juice

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

1 tablespoon chopped parsley ,

1 cup extra virgin olive oil ,

salt & pepper to taste

  • Pour a glass of oil in a saucepan .
  • Incorporate gradually , beating with a fork or whisk , half a glass of warm water and lemon juice .
  • Dose salt and pepper .
  • Then add oregano , parsley and crushed garlic .
  • Cook the sauce slowly in a double boiler/bagne marie for 10 minutes .

Serve it warm.

 

 

 

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