Excellent quality Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare-hirtum) from Macedonia.
It has an aromatic, warm, and slightly bitter taste with a spicy flavour.
Oregano's most prominent modern use is as culinary herb of the Mediterranean and especially the Italian cuisine.
Its a basic ingedient in pizzas and fresh salads and is very frequently used with roasted, fried, or grilled vegetables, meat, and fish.
In Turkish cuisine, oregano is mostly used for flavoring meat, especially for mutton and lamb.
In barbecue and kebab restaurants,it can be usually found as a condiment, together with paprika, salt, and pepper.
During the summer, generous amounts of dried oregano are often added as the aromatic and flavorful topping to a tomato and cucumber salad in Portugal, but it can be used to season meat and fish dishes as well.
The dried and ground leaves are most often used in Greece to add flavor to Greek salad, and is usually added to the lemon-olive oil sauce that accompanies fish or meat grills and casseroles.
- Characteristic taste