Thyme

Thyme

Thymus Vulgaris

Thyme is a low growing aromatic perennial related to Mint.

Thyme is a culinary herb native to Southern Europe, and used widely in European cuisine. It has a faintly lemony flavor that goes well with vegetables, poultry, fish, meats, stuffings, and sauces, and it is available in both fresh and dried form at many markets.

Facts

Thyme is a low growing aromatic perennial related to Mint.  The species of thyme most commonly used in food is Thymus vulgaris, but there are many others, including English, French, and lemon thyme, a yellowish variety that has a strong lemon scent and flavour.

In all cases, it is the small, tender leaves that are used for seasoning, while the thin, woody, and sometimes wiry stems are avoided. The small clusters of white to pale purple flowers, which form distinctive balls at the end of the stems, are also usually avoided for cooking, although they are sometimes used in teas, herb sachets , salads and as a flavouring to honey.

Nutrition and health benefits

Thyme has strong antiseptic properties. An infused tea makes a good gargle and is excellent for sore throats and infected gums. The essential oil is anti bacterial and anti fungal.

How to use Thyme

Rinse, use the leaves and discard the stems.  Use the leaves as garnish or seasoning for fish, meat, poultry and vegetables dishes, including sauces and spreads.

Thyme cheese spread

Storage Instructions

Please keep refrigerated. Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. Rinse before use.

Thyme with Steak

Recipes

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Thyme Marinated Chicken

Thyme Marinated Chicken

Marinating budget-friendly chicken pieces in herb-laced lemon juice, white wine, and oil allows this flavorful thyme chicken recipe to stay juicy through the cooking process.  Make it a full meal by adding a fresh, garden salad, baguettes, and grilled fruit with creme fraiche. Ingredients 1kg chicken pieces 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon …

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Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread

Delicious Focaccia bread with herb oil.  You will need at least 24 hours because the dough stands overnight.  You can also use any combination of herbs like basil, parsley, oregano, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, coriander and sage. Ingredients for the Bread 5 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons salt 50g yeast 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups water, luke warm ½-1 cup …

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