Herbs de Provence
Also known as Provencal herbs, Herbes de Provence and simply Herbs Provence, Herbs de Provence is a traditional blend of common, aromatic herbs that flourish in hills of France's Provence region. This region is located on France's southeastern tip and borders Italy, Herbs de Provence is an herbal blend was concocted in 1970's and similar to Indian curries there is no one specific recipe as these vary from family to family.
Some of the more common herbs in this blend are basil, bay leave, chervil, dill, fennel, lavender, marjoram, mint, orange zest, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon and thyme. Lavender is not used much in the French version of Herbs de Provence but is more common in the US version of this blend.
An excellent addition to any Mediterranean region dish, Herbs de Provence is especially wonderful when combined with olive oil and added to grilled chicken or fish. We like using Herbs de Provence when roasting beef or pork tenderloins and Cornish hens. It is also spectacular with used with cheese, tomatoes, larger pieces of oven roasted potatoes or in gravies, pizza sauce, salads, sauces, soups and stews.
Hand blended from basil, thyme, marjoram, chervil, rosemary and lavender .
This is an almost magical blend as the cooking brings out of the flavor of these herbs making them an almost perfect partnership where the sum of the herbs is much better than the individual parts. Herbs de Provence should be added to foods before or fairly early in the cooking process to best infuse its flavor into your dish. Experienced French cooks very rarely added after cooking is complete.
For best results we like to mix with olive oil before adding to a dish. Add a pinch or two to hot coals when grilling and you'll find your meat and vegetables pick up a noticeably subtle smoky flavor.
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One of our favorite recipes using Herbs de Provence include the delightful Chicken Herbs de Provence.
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