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Help! making pork carnitas. Recipe calls for Mexican oregano. Is marjoram a good sub? I found fresh at the store, but I don't want to ruin th

asked by Meghann Cantey almost 3 years ago
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HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

You sure can. It's not going to ruin the carnitas. Might taste slightly different, but marjoram would be a good substitute.

added almost 3 years ago

Yeah! I agree with HalfPint, especially on the part about marjoram not ruining the carnitas. They will be delicious no matter what, so just go with your instincts and HAVE FUN in the kitchen!

added almost 3 years ago

I myself hate oregano so I don't think you will miss it either. D)
Why don't you try fresh cilantro? It is very good and very "Mexican." In fact, if there is an herb that is used a lot in Mexican food, it is cilantro more so than "regano.