Eggs work well with soft leaf herbs like basil, sage, tarragon, chervil, dill, chives, parsley and coriander with the last three examples being a fantastic garnish. Dried herbs that work well with eggs include rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram and fennel and coriander seed.
Cajun seasoning is made from salt, paprika, garlic, black and white pepper, onion powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and then oregano, thyme and any other suitable herbs you like to add. You can mix the paprika to use smoked, sweet or hot.
Both basil and bay leaves are essential to many Mediterranean dishes and can grow with a little care quite happily in the UK and colder climates.
Lemongrass is seasonal and can be hard to find so we don’t always have it to hand. Here are some great replacements for lemongrass; use lime or lemon zest, kaffir lime leaves, preserved lemons, Lemon balm leaves, lemon verbena leaves or even dried lemongrass to replace the delicate citrus flavor.
The active ingredient in chili pepper is called capsaicin and it will interact with the taste buds of most mammals to create a burning sensation. No permanent damage is occurring, however it can feel pretty intense at the time. We all have different tolerance levels to this active ingredient.
Here is our favorite recipe that has been tried and tested over the years. We use rosemary and thyme straight from the garden and garlic that has been harvested and stored. By including olives as well you can include a savory element into an otherwise quite herby dish.