Taste and Aroma
Thyme is a fragrant, small-leafed, woody-stemmed culinary herb that is used frequently in Mediterranean, Italian and Provençal French cuisines.
Quick Kitchen Tips
Store thyme in a cool, dark place. Buy the amount that you think you will be able to use within six months.
1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves = 1 teaspoon dried thyme
How to use when cooking:
Thyme is typically included in the traditional bouquet garni, a bundle of herbs and aromatics used in making stocks and sauces.
In its dried form, thyme is a component of the basic sachet d'epices, which is used to add flavor and aroma to stocks.
Dishes it Works Best With
any sauce to go with pasta
Goat's Cheese and Eggplant Paté
Halve and slightly score the eggplants, sprinkle them with salt, and drizzle them with lemon juice. Add rosemary, thyme, and garlic.
Drizzle with olive oil. Cook the eggplants in the oven at 170°C for about 25 minutes until soft. Using a tablespoon, scrape the flesh out of the eggplants, mash with a fork and puree in a blender.
Mix the eggplant puree and goat's cream cheese together well and add pepper, honey, and lemon to taste. Add a little more salt if required.
What other Herbs and Spices to Mix With?
Parsley, , Rosemary, Oregano, Bay Leaves
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