Say hello to your new favorite herb—oregano is perfect for homemade pesto, grilled seafood, and roasted chicken. Add a few sprigs to your negroni for an aromatic garnish.
Food & Wine
June 24, 2016
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Provoleta with Oregano and Tomatoes
According to chef and grill genius Francis Mallmann, the success of this incredibly simple dish--provolone seared in a cast-iron skillet until crisp, browned and melty--depends on the quality of the cheese itself. "You want a sharp, mature cheese that's about eight or nine months old," he says.
Ethan Stowell loves mussels all year round, but he's particularly fond of the plump summer ones from Washington's Puget Sound. "I often grab a couple handfuls of mussels at the end of the night and cook them at home for a late-night snack," he says. Here he flavors the briny mussels with lemon juice, fresh herbs and speck, the salty cured ham.
The sauce for this shrimp is a simple version of Italy's salmoriglio, typically made with lemon and herbs in a mortar. The sauce is also delicious spooned over grilled swordfish or any other meaty fish.
Lemony Roasted Potatoes with Oregano (Psites Patates)
It's hard to resist that Greek diner specialty of potatoes bathed in a lemony oil. In this version, slices of lemon are roasted along with the potatoes, gently perfuming the dish making it fresher and very satisfying.
Giant Lima Beans with Stewed Tomatoes and Oregano Pesto
Tangy feta cheese, a bright herbal pesto and a crisp bread crumb topping all elevate this tomato-bean stew. It's sensational made with meaty Rancho Gordo giant limas from Peru, silky gigantes or large limas from the grocery store.