THYME: THE VERSATILE HERB THAT IS MORE POWERFUL WHEN DRIED
Posted on January 15 2017 by Amina Karic
WHAT IS THYME?
Thyme is a versatile herb that is the most widespread condiment of more than over 100 spices. It usually grows best in sunny and warm areas with well-drained soil. However, thyme also withstands freezing temperatures, which is why it can also be found in mountains. The ethereal oils that can be obtained from the perennial plant helps with basic illnesses like coughs or bronchitis. Furthermore, it can function pain-relieving, antibacterial or even anti-inflammatory. Of course, thyme as a garnish is always a feast for the eye.
WHEN SHOULD YOU SEASON WITH THYME?
Thyme is well-known in the Mediterranean cuisine and goes well with lamb, poultry, beef, fish or seafood. Also with vegetarian meals such as tomatoes, courgettes, eggplants, olives, potatoes or even goat cheese. Thyme especially pairs well with other herbs – so try combining it with rosemary or oregano. The herb usually unfolds its taste on hot temperatures. Therefore, you should make sure to add it to your meal while its cooking. Did you know that using dried thyme is even better for your meal prep than using fresh one? As a matter of fact dried thyme has three times stronger flavor than fresh thyme.