|This fragrant perennial is native to the Mediterranean region, North Africa, and Asia and prefers well-drained soil and full sun. Due to its popularity is now successfully cultivated in the most temperate climates around the world, including much of Europe and South America. Our Dried Thyme is grown in Morocco. Also called common thyme or garden thyme, it is from the species Thymus vulgarisandis one of over 350 species in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. It grows to about 12”, has a woody root and the stems are a hard, reddish-brown with small, exquisite leaves and tiny pink flowers.
Popular in many European cuisines thyme features a strong, fresh, lemony flavor. The French like to use it liberally in soups, stews, sauces, vinegars, and the blends Bouquet Garnis and Herbes de Provence. They also use it to pair with fish, poultry and meat dishes. In Jordan it's used in a condiment called Zahtar. Used in Creole cooking, it adds flavor to blackened meat and fish dishes, and in Central American cuisine it's used to make Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.
We also carry a Ground Thyme.
Thyme is a fairly robust seasoning, so start off with just a pinch or two so as to not overpower your dish and then add more to achieve the perfect taste. Add it to egg and cheese dishes (like quiche, frittatas, and omelets), cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, leeks and legumes.
Works well with allspice, chili powder, garlic, nutmeg, oregano and paprika.
Some of the popular recipes using Thyme include Provencal Chicken, Greek Chicken Casserole, Basil Frittata and Hill Country Spiced Pecans.