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BrianShaw 08-14-2008 09:45 AM

Using fresh Oregano
In addition to a bumper crop of basil, I have a bumper crop of oregano. I've tried using it fresh and didn't get nearly the flavor I like from dried. I then dried some fresh herb and got what I wanted/expected.

What is the best way to use fresh oregano supposed: on the pizza after cooking or mixed into the sauce?

Frances 08-14-2008 11:07 AM

Re: Using fresh Oregano
I think oregano is one of the herbs you put in the sauce and then allow to rest for a while so the tomatoes can absorb the taste of the herbs. Thats how I use my fresh oregano anyway.

rlf5 08-14-2008 11:23 AM

Re: Using fresh Oregano
You also need to either bruise or cut the oregano, and use about twice as much fresh as you would dry.

BrianShaw 08-14-2008 01:25 PM

Re: Using fresh Oregano
Thanks folks. I'll give those tips a try. I've had the oregano in my garden for several years now... but it only started to really grow since I stopped watering it!

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