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.
Mussels with Speck, Lemon and Oregano
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.
Grilled Shrimp with Oregano and Lemon
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.
This delicious, easy pesto, made with roasted pistachios and fresh oregano, is perfect with roasted, grilled or steamed fish.
Lemon-Oregano Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Olives
Tangy roasted Meyer lemons pair beautifully with quartered potatoes, olives, oregano and chicken in this simple one-pot recipe.
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.
Greek Salad with Oregano-Roasted Salmon
People think a Greek salad is mostly vegetables and cheese, but by adding simply roasted salmon, it becomes a terrific main course.
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.
Grilled Chicken with Oregano
Fresh oregano has a compelling funkiness to it. Combined with shallot in a lemony vinaigrette, the oregano is superb with grilled chicken breasts.
Roasted Squash with Red Onion, Oregano and Mint
For the best results, look for elongated rather than bulbous squash.
Negronis with Fresh Oregano
To put his own spin on a classic Negroni, chef Zakary Pelaccio garnishes the cocktail with a sprig of oregano from his garden.