As I comment I am starting a series about herbs. I begin with oregano.
The most widely-used herbs worldwide, so it's hard to imagine anyone not having tried it. However, oregano was virtually unused in
Common oregano is botanically known as Origanum vulgare, Greek for "joy of the mountains," and it can be found growing wild on mountainsides of
The oregano plant is a perennial which grows up to two feet tall and with tiny leaves which lend a pungent aroma and strong flavor to a variety of savory foods. When in bloom, the plant sports pink or pale purple flowers, which are also edible. Oregano is one of the few herbs at are stronger flavor when dried than when fresh. The leaves can be dried on the stem and crumbled into jars, or frozen in individual bags, then used as fresh. If you choose buy an oregano plant that is put in full sun, fairly dry soil and harvested frequently will supply all that you need. It grow quickly
Commercially, oregano's biggest market is in perfumes and therapeutic industry. Is also good digestive if drink as an infusion. And is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti viral
Here in Argentine one of the most popular entries or accompanied for the barbecue is
Provoleta al oreganato. Or made a simple elegant appetizer, carefully grill thick slices of provolone cheese that has been sprinkled with oregano. When the cheese is warmed and starts to melt spread on crusty fresh bread with a butter knife.
Slices of provolone cheese
Lemon and pepper
Cut the provolone in medium slices, paint with olive oil and squeeze a quarter of lemon
and drop the juice over the cheese, sprinkle with dry and fresh oregano
Put in a same size iron fry pan, if you don’t have use a small ramequin pan
Put over the grill barbecue and when starts to melt and became gold serve immediately, and sprinkle with fresh oregano