Fresh garlic can be roasted, fried or added to sauces and even eaten raw, so your replacement will need to be suitable for the cooking method. Choose from garlic paste, powder, flakes, oils and more or go allium free with cumin, asofoetida or ginger.
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.
Good alternatives for peri peri include jalapenos, habanero and cayenne peppers. Or you could try ready made mixes of chili powder and paprika. You want to recreate the heat of piri piri without becoming overpowering and a mix of alternative peppers can be the right idea.
Thyme is a Mediterranean herb that has a lot to offer a dish in terms of gentle warmth and an herbaceous aroma. Both dried thyme and fresh can really make the difference between a bit of a boring dish or one with real depth of flavor.
There are some really easy replacements and alternatives for rosemary in your cooking. Some aren’t perfect alternatives, some are just sort of better than nothing flavors. It is better to add something than have a bland meal!
Mint is closely related to basil and therefore basil makes a slightly more peppery and anise replacement. Dried mint works well to replace fresh, with a little bit of adjustment to ratios. Lemon balm is a nice citrus like version of mint and can be tasty in drinks or recipes.