11 Delicious Thyme Recipes
Baked Apples with Currants and Sauternes
Antioxidant-rich apples are one of Clark Frasier's staples for healthy winter desserts. "My father had a problem with high cholesterol, so my mother always baked apples for dessert," he says. Here, he doesn't need to add any fat—just a sweet splash of Sauternes infused with thyme—to enrich the dish.
Raspberry Chicken with Thyme
Elegant as it is delicious, this recipe calls for heaps of thyme and dry white wine.
Chicken Breasts with Rosemary and Thyme
Chicken breasts are lean but flavorful, especially with the killer pan sauce here. Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz discovered the dish that inspired this recipe at L'Enoteca, a wine shop and restaurant in Pietrasanta, Italy.
Herb-Broiled Fish with Lemon Aioli
This dish goes nicely with an herbal Sauvignon Blanc or a crisp, aromatic pilsner.
Baked Potatoes with Wild Mushroom Ragù
Grace Parisi likes using a mix of shiitake, oyster, chanterelle and button mushrooms for this succulent ragù to top baked potatoes, but any combination will work.
Lemon-Thyme Sorbet with Summer Berries
Endlessly versatile, flavored syrups can be churned with ingredients like pureed fruit, fruit juice or fresh herbs in an ice cream machine to make sorbet. Jean-Georges Vongerichten first developed this breezy lemon-thyme ice for F&W, then started serving it as a special at his Mercer Kitchen in Manhattan's Mercer hotel. "Lemon-thyme, that's my guy," Vongerichten says. "I would use rosemary too."
Honey-Thyme Chicken-and-Apricot Kebabs
To amp up simple grilled chicken kebabs, F&W’s Justin Chapple adds fresh apricots to the skewers and brushes them with a sticky, fragrant honey-thyme glaze.
Thyme-Roast Lamb with Caramelized Vegetables
In Iceland, arctic thyme is a popular herb for cooking; it’s got a fragrant, lavender-like flavor. Regular thyme works just as well in the honey paste that coats the lamb as it roasts.
Potato and Bacon Pierogi with Thyme Butter
These hearty potato and bacon pierogi are balanced with a fragrant thyme butter. Spoon some butter sauce over them and they become even more irresistible.
Tomato-Thyme Shortbreads with Olive Gremolata
While shortbread is most often served as a sweet, this clever version transforms it into a savory biscuit that's richly flavored with tomato paste, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and fresh thyme. While they're fantastic with the olive gremolata in this recipe, they're also delicious on their own.
Olive Oil-Thyme Cake with Figs and Black Pepper
Elizabeth Dahl makes a brilliant olive oil cake that’s tender, moist and delicately flavored with fresh thyme. She tops it with lush figs tossed with sugar, black pepper and more thyme; as the fruit sits in the sugar, its juices thicken to form a luscious syrup.