To capture the unique taste of the French countryside, then making your own Herbes de Provence is well worthwhile. And it couldn't be much easier! Simply combine a few dried herbs and you're ready to get cooking. This famous blend, hailing from the Provence region of France, is fab when added to your cooking: grilled or roasted meats, fish dishes and stews and casseroles to name just a few. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Ingredients: (makes about 10 tablespoons)
2 tbsp dried basil
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried chervil
4 tsp dried rosemary
5-6 dried bay leaves (optional)
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
That's all there is to it!
Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 2 months.
Note: A good idea when using, is to crumble the herbs between your fingertips as you add to your cooking. This will break them down somewhat and help release more of their flavour.
Lavender Note: If you visit France you'll often find lavender included in this herby seasoning. Lavender is a love it or hate it kind of ingredient so it's up to you if you wanted to use it. I haven't used any in this recipe but you could add a tablespoon if you so desired.
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