What do I use Parsley, Oregano, and Basil on? What herbs and spices do you usually use, on what foods?!


Question: parsley adds a fresh taste and a spark of color to eggs, pasta, soups and salads, oregano is used in Italian and Mexican dishes and pairs well with fresh or cooked tomatoes, peppers, onions and can be used in soups, chili, spaghetti and/or enchilada sauce. Basil is used through out the world just as much at home in a shrimp spring roll from Thailand or with fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella or used to make a basil pesto. All these flavors pair well with olive oil and lemons. I make a pesto to marinate beef, pork or chicken from parsley , thyme, garlic, olive oil and lots of black pepper, sometimes rosemary or sage and some wine.


Answers: parsley adds a fresh taste and a spark of color to eggs, pasta, soups and salads, oregano is used in Italian and Mexican dishes and pairs well with fresh or cooked tomatoes, peppers, onions and can be used in soups, chili, spaghetti and/or enchilada sauce. Basil is used through out the world just as much at home in a shrimp spring roll from Thailand or with fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella or used to make a basil pesto. All these flavors pair well with olive oil and lemons. I make a pesto to marinate beef, pork or chicken from parsley , thyme, garlic, olive oil and lots of black pepper, sometimes rosemary or sage and some wine.

You can use that entire combo on chicken, beef and pork. We use mainly oregano on chicken, beef and pork.

We use basil in our tomato sauces and we use parsley in our meatballs.

EDIT:

Oregano and basil=dry
Parsley=fresh

...just thought I'd clarify what we use


This may sound weird, but... I like to eat basil by itself. It has a nice minty flavor, so you mainly just have to use your sense of taste to see what you think your recipe could have added to it. Recipes rarely include any spices like that because not all people like them, so they are optional. When having a guest, make sure to ask them if they wouldn't mind having the spice added to their food... you don't want them unhappy! :-)

Experiment! That's the excitement of cooking! Parslied potatoes.....think oregeno and basil in tomato sauces, no Italian cook would be caught without these fresh herbs! Buy yourself a guide to seasonings. Sage is one that you use in many pork recipes although it is very pungent. Try experimenting, you'll suprise yourself.

Parsley can go on nearly anything. It adds a "light"ness to heavy meat dishes. Oregano smells like pizza to me. It's used in Mediterrian dishes, and Mexican. Basil has a special affinity for tomatoes. Put it in your tomato sauces, and chop it fine and stir into your tomato soup. If you have plenty of the fresh herb, try making a batch of pesto. You will find many uses for this concentrated versatile sauce

Italian food i would guess. I use parsley as colorr and taste to alot of dishes 1 example mashed potatoes/butter half&half milk onion powder and parsley,dash of salt and white pepper,not too much its alittle hotter than black pepper. chicken rub /salt course ground black pepper,onion &garlic puree,sage,parsley. steak rub for grilling course ground pepper course salt .any thing else,takes away from true flavor of steak.home made alfrado sauce whole milk &real butter reduced on low heat add greated parmassian, onionpowder garlic powder parsley,sundried tomatoes.i also like chicken,pork ,steak orientel stirfry/ginger pepper ,soysauce terriakisauce,orange marmalade.theres so much &im very tired ,i use alot more spices than herbs. from kathyA EAT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!

oregano and basil typically go in tomato-based products for me. oregano is also good in Mexican foods. I have dry parsley but honestly forget to use it b/c I prefer fresh so much more. I use it to add flavor and color to soups, stews, casseroles, or even cold salads.

spaghetti sauce would be a great place to experiment
just dont go overboard.
and bay leaves are great for spaghetti!


Check out this site--www.3men.com/what_spices_to_use.ht...
or do a search for what spices to use on what foods.
Hope this helps..


I use all of them along with garlic and cayenne pepper in my shrimp and sausage jumbalia.
Garlic is great with chicken and pork.
I like a lot of Basil in beef stroganoff
Rosemary is also good with chicken
Sage is a must for poultry stuffing


U can use that combo in spaghetti suaces, on chicken, beef, and fish, u can use it soups and u can use it to make italian beef...

my always herbs are, thyme, rosemary, parsley, fresh ground black pepper, and salt all dried... love these herbs and spices...






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