Herbs are definitely great additions to any of your meals. Not only are they healthy but aromatic herbs also give a distinct taste to your dishes that cannot be mimicked by any MSG or preservatives. Food such as chicken, potatoes, beef, fish, salads, and even simple omelets can become wonderful just by adding a few herbs. Throw away anything that is not good for your body and switch to using herbs to add flavor to your food. It will be memorable dishes that you make with aromatic herbs and will sure get praises from the people you will cook for.
The good thing about herbs is that they are versatile. You can prepare them in various ways: chop, cut, mix, tear, or use as a whole, herbs can be used however you want it to. Certain herbs might have to be prepared a specific way so that they release that stronger taste and flavor. Sometimes we crave certain tastes and meals so herbs are wonderful to have in your kitchen so you can mix and match according to your taste and what you are craving for.
Mild tasting herbs that can be added to fish are dill and basil. These two complement the taste of any seafood dishes instead of overpowering them. The soft and light taste of fish is great for the dill and basil flavor to stick to. Basil is also great with cheese, pasta, or anything with tomatoes. Basil with some nuts can also be made into pesto sauce, which is good for pasta or pizza. As long as you are creative and ready to explore the different tastes, then having herbs in your kitchen will be a good thing for you.
Oregano with its’ distinct taste is great for salads, pizza, and baked potatoes. Add a sprinkle of this herb on top of your potato or pizza just before you pop it in the oven and have a wonderful dish once it is cooked. Oregano can be typically found in Italian and Mediterranean dishes with that wonderful smell and the freshness that it brings to most dishes.
Mint leaves can be used for both desserts and savory dishes. It is a versatile herb that smells so wonderful and adds such a fine taste to your dishes. Mint can be added to chocolate dishes in order to tone down the sweetness. Mint is also great to remove any tastes that are too much and to cleanse the palate. Mint can also be used on lamb and beef as a mint sauce or added to salads for that minty and peppery taste.
Thyme and Rosemary
Thyme and rosemary are perfect for chicken and vegetable dishes. These herbs add a hint of saltiness to the chicken meat and can be found mostly in French cuisines. If you are want to cook chicken and vegetables without having to exert too much effort, throw in some thyme, rosemary, and olive oil into the chicken and vegetables before you cook it in the oven. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to complete the taste.