Oregano is a culinary staple in Mediterranean cooking, especially in Greek and Italian. Mexican oregano is not in the same genus family as the Greek or Italian varieties. Still, it is often used in Mexican dishes and popular for grill grilling and sauteing meat, poultry, or seafood.
However, some types of oregano are more prized for their ornamental
qualities than their culinary appeal.
Greek and Italian oregano prefer full sun, with afternoon shade in hot climates. Plants will perform best in well-drained soil. However, oregano grown in portable containers can be brought indoors for fresh flavor all year.
Tips for Using Oregano
Oregan is easier to imagine many classic Italian dishes, especially those featuring succulent tomato sauces, with their dis9nc9ve flavor.
Fresh oregano has a beautiful aroma and flavor, primarily when crushed before use. You can use it in many dishes, including marinades, vinaigrettes, mixed greens, salads, and baked bread.
What Does Oregano Taste Like?
Fresh oregano has a mild, citrusy flavor. Use it in salads and on grilled or roasted meat. Because it's so intense, dried oregano is often used interchangeably with fresh oregano. Just be aware that dried oregano is more potent than fresh. Use it sparingly in tomato sauces and stews requiring longer cooking, such as soups and braises.