dining in Greece, the Greek seasoning blend that's added to your food will
depend on what part of the country you're in. Northern cooking will vary from Southern food, East from West. This herby blend uses a mixture of typical dried herbs with a few spices which are often
used in traditional Northern cooking. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)
tbsp dried Greek oregano
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried mint
1 tbsp dried marjoram
2 tsp onion flakes (or 1 tsp pre-ground)
2 tsp garlic flakes (or 1 tsp pre-ground)
1 tsp ground pepper
1-2 tsp salt (see note 2)
1 whole nutmeg
1 x 2 inch piece cinnamon (or 2 tsp ground)
5-6 dried bay leaves
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 2-3 months before making more.
Note: I used Greek oregano for authenticity but you can use other types of oregano if that's all you have to hand. They will add a slightly different taste to your seasonings but will still taste delicious.
Note 2: You could use any salt for this recipe, however, I do recommend using a good quality salt: sea/rock etc as they're less processed and therefore supposedly healthier. However you can use regular table salt (I sometimes do) if that's all you have available.
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