Spicely Organics Organic Herbs De Provence Description
Spicely® Organic Spices
Herbs De Province is the used to refer to a popular spice medley of dried herbs associated with South Eastern French cuisine. In its early days, the blend was simply a representation of the areas local vegetation and characterized by the rich flavors and aromas that they provided. This blend would vary from kitchen to kitchen, and with the seasons, treated more like an ambiguous seasoning guideline than a rigid ingredients list. Increased consistency came with the commercialization of the spice in the 1970s, and while ingredients still vary slightly, the primary components are: rosemary, thyme, marjoram, and savory. Perhaps most prominent is the dried savory leaves, which packs a powerfully bold pepper-like taste. Celebrated in European cuisines for centuries, this leaf is a key player in the mouth-watering success of the Herb De Province blend. Marjoram is another critical component to this beautiful flavor formula, lending the mild flavors and aromas of its distant cousin oregano. The less traditional addition of lavender bud has also become popularized as a way to incorporate a uniquely aromatic quality to the seasoning.
Using it at Home
Our Organic Herbs De Provence Seasoning is truly capable of culinary magic, able to effortlessly transform a simple tasteless meal into a powerfully aromatic dish bursting with a symphony of flavors. To start dabbling with its mouth-watering powers, try it as a meat rub, use some in your next braise, or add to stew. Remember, while seasoning a roasted chicken or crafting your own herbed salad dressing may be the more traditional uses, a palm full of this spice added to any savory dish is only going to make things better. The only trick is that the majority of the herbs used in this blend are brought to full strength by heat and time -so be sure to add before or during the cooking process.
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Ingredients: Organic thyme, organic lavender, organic basil, organic marjoram, organic fennel seeds, and organic rosemary.
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Ratatouille for Two
Ratatouille is a French dish of stewed vegetables that originated in Nice, France. Recipes vary widely, but eggplant is always included in the mix. This recipe creates a refined presentation, with eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and squash arranged in neat, colorful rows. It’s seasoned with herbes de Provence, an essential component of French and Mediterranean cooking that contains thyme, basil, marjoram, fennel and rosemary. This herb blend’s flavor and aroma develop to their full glory with heat and time during the baking process, so be sure to use it prior to cooking.
Ratatouille for Two
- ½ large eggplant (sliced 1/8-in. thick)
- 1 zucchini (sliced 1/8-in. thick)
- 1 summer squash (sliced 1/8-in. thick)
- 1 yellow pepper (sliced 1/8-in. thick)
- 5 grape tomatoes (cut in half)
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- ¼ tsp. Himalayan pink salt
- ? tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. herbes de Provence
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In 7x11-in. baking pan, arrange vegetables in alternating pattern of eggplant, zucchini and squash, creating two rows.
- Top with peppers and tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning.
- Bake 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
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