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My young rosemary is doing fine.

I use fresh sprigs when cooking lamb. Is there a use for dried rosemary leaves?
Posted 4 months ago

Dried Rosemary can be added to olive oil and vinegar to flavor them. For vinegar try adding oregano and marjoram to give a different flavoring.

Dried rosemary can be added to soups and other dishes.

Posted 4 months ago

Dried rosemary can be used in place of fresh rosemary. Use about 1/3 the quantity of dried rosemary to the amount you would use fresh. Years ago I made up a table of herbs and their culinary uses. The first listing is for the dried, ground herb, the second is for the dried leaves. Here is what I have listed under Rosemary:

ROSEMARY (GROUND)
Category Meat and Poultry
Goes well with lamb, veal, pork, duck, fatty meats, stews, sprinkle over roast lamb or lamb chops, use in crumb coating;

Category Seafood
marinades for cod, salmon and smoked fish;

Category Eggs and Cheese
cheese, egg dishes;

Category Salads and Accompaniments
Black pepper and lemon savoury butter, add to red currant jelly for lamb dishes, add to pan juices for lamb, use in sauces;

Category Soups
Minestrone, tomato soup;

Category Fruit and Vegetables
Tomato, eggplant, zucchini, cauliflower, spinach, sprinkle over vegetables in general, particularly good with pan fried potatoes;

Category Desserts
Add to damper, herb bread, or savoury scones;

ROSEMARY (LEAVES)
Category Meat and Poultry
Use in stuffings, sprinkle in cavity of roast chicken, burn on barbeque for sausages and chops;

Category Seafood
Use in stuffings for cod, salmon, smoked fish;

Category Eggs and Cheese
Use ground, dried herb;

Category Salads and Accompaniments
Use in salad dressings, vinegars, or as a garnish;

Category Soups
Use ground herb;

Category Fruit and Vegetables
Use ground herb;

Category Desserts
Use in cakes, soak in milk to flavour puddings and custards, use sugared leaves for pies, sugared flowers for garnishes.

Thyme can be used as an alternative herb if rosemary is unavailable.

Enjoy.

Posted 4 months ago | Last edited 4 months ago

Thank you so much. I have found a spot on my frig door for your suggestions.

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there! You're reading a conversation in the Herbs group on Folia.