Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. The plant resembles an Evergreen, with long, needle shaped leaves and small light blue flowers. Highly fragrant with a very distinctive flavor, cooks use both Rosemary Leaf and Ground Rosemary depending of the recipe. It is one of the essential herbs used throughout the Mediterranean region.
In Italian cooking Rosemary is often used to season chicken, pork and other meat dishes It is also used in marinara and other tomato-based sauces. Rosemary is an essential ingredient when cooking a leg of lamb. It adds a wonderful flavor to Focaccia Bread, rolls, pizza crust dough and flat breads.
The French use Rosemary in many of their spice and herb blends, including Bouquet Garni and Herbes de Provence. It is also found in marinades and as a seasoning for seafood, roasted potatoes and other root vegetables. Sprinkle some on grilled or broiled tomatoes. Add to soups, stews, sauces vinegars and salad dressings for extra flavor. It is one of our favorite herbs to use liberally, along with fresh ground salt, pepper and granulated garlic and onion on Rotisserie Chicken. Our Rosemary Rotisserie Chicken Recipe could become one of your favorites as well.
We also carry Rosemary Leaf.