Inside the Spice Cabinet: Herbes de Provence
If you can’t actually make it to Provence this summer, cooking up dishes filled with the flavors of Provence is the next best thing. Even just a sprinkling of herbes de Provence is enough to transport you to directly to the French countryside, minus the airfare.
What Is Herbes de Provence?
Taste: Sweet, woody
Most Popular Use: Meat, poultry, vegetables
Herbes de Provence is a seasoning blend featuring many of the herbs that grow most abundantly in southern France and that correspondingly get used in a lot of the cooking from that region. The blends are typically made from dried herbs and are meant to be an easy short-cut for seasoning dishes.
How To Use Herbes de Provence
Either in a marinade or as a dried rub, herbes de provence make a great seasoning for grilled meats, fish, and vegetables. We also frequently use this blend to season oven-roasted chicken. Also try adding a few pinches to a salad vinaigrette or combining the herbs with good olive oil to make a dipping sauce for fresh bread.