In this week’s edition of F&W’s Mad Genius Tips video series, Justin Chapple reveals the cheap and easy way to make your own supply of dried herbs using a microwave. While fresh herbs are fantastic, dried herbs are easy to keep on hand, and their concentrated flavor is a sure-fire way to take a dish from okay to incredible. Here, 8 dried herbs you should never be without.
Marjoram’s warm, lemony flavor is terrific for rich poultry dishes like slow-roasted turkey but it’s also a great substitute for fresh basil in dishes like this chicken and eggplant Parmesan.
Ultra-aromatic thyme is a classic pairing with fish like in this recipe for roasted cod. It can also be used to make a savory syrup that’s amazing drizzled over orange slices for an elegant dessert.