Marjoram is an herb that comes from the leaves of the plant that belong to the genus Origanum, which is of the mint family.
Marjoram is often confused with oregano because they are similar. However, marjoram is a considered to be mild as compared to oregano and has sweet tasting characteristics that oregano does not contain.
Marjoram originated in the Mediterranean. As time went on, love for the herb spread to Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. During the middle ages, it found its way to Europe! This herb is now very popular in the Caribbean as well, particularly Barbados.
Tips for use:
- It will bring freshness to your dishes in sauces, marinades, veloutés (a sauce that is made from roux and a light stock), and soups.
- Ideal with fish, white meats, lamb, veal, pork, poultry and eggs.
- It will give a Mediterranean touch to your dishes and many vegetables, especially tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant.
- You can also combine it with parsley, basil, thyme and oregano.
- Increase its freshness tenfold with lemon.
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