With the holidays fast approaching, herbs can be used in many recipes. When it comes to cuisine, herbs can make all the difference. The right blend of herbs can take a dish from bland to mouth-watering, and the best chefs know how to use them to create unique and unforgettable flavors.
While you can use many different herbs in cooking, each cuisine has its signature flavors. Understanding the flavors associated with different cuisines can make your dishes taste more authentic and enjoyable. Consider the best herbs for different cuisines to add flavor to your cooking.
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Italian Food: Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme
Basil is a fragrant herb that's often used in Italian tomato sauces. It's also great on pizzas and in pesto dishes. Oregano is another popular herb in Italian cuisine. It's often used in tomato-based dishes as well as in pizza sauce. Rosemary is a woody herb that's frequently used to flavor roast meats. Finally, thyme is a versatile herb that goes well with almost anything. It's especially common in pasta dishes.
Chinese Food: Cilantro, Ginger, Green onion, and Szechuan pepper
Cilantro is a leafy green herb that's popular in Chinese stir-fries. It has a slightly citrusy flavor that pairs well with ginger. Green onion is another common ingredient in Chinese cuisine. It has a milder flavor than regular onions and can be used both raw and cooked. Szechuan pepper is a spice that's common in Chinese food. It has a unique flavor that some people describe as "numbing."
Indian Food: Cardamom, Cumin, Fenugreek, and Turmeric
Cardamom is a spice that's commonly used in Indian curries. It has a sweet and minty flavor that goes well with cumin. Fenugreek is another popular spice in Indian cuisine. It has a slightly bitter taste and is often used to make curry powder. Turmeric is a spice that gives Indian food its characteristic yellow color. It has a slightly earthy flavor and is often used in curry dishes.
Mexican Food: Cilantro, chili pepper, garlic, and lime juice
Cilantro is also popular in Mexican cuisine. It's often used as a garnish on tacos or enchiladas. Chili peppers are another common ingredient in Mexican food and can be used to make salsa or to flavor your favorite dishes. Garlic is often used to flavor Mexican dishes such as guacamole or refried beans. Lime juice is frequently used as a topping for Mexican food, such as fish tacos or chicken enchiladas.
Many different herbs and spices can add flavor to your food. When choosing herbs for your next meal, consider what cuisine you're making and choose accordingly.
Let’s be real. Overeating is practically a holiday tradition. Our stockings are stuffed, our turkeys are stuffed… and our bellies are stuffed. This year, if you want to savor the season's flavors—without wrecking your weight-loss plan—then the goal is to leave get-togethers satisfied, not overstuffed. Somewhere between the two extremes of completely depriving yourself and completely overdoing it is the sweet spot: not too much or too little.
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