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Thyme Substitute

asked by maite over 5 years ago
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added over 5 years ago

It depends on the dish you are making. Tomato based, you can use oregano or basil. Chicken tarragon. Rosemary for beef, pork. And it is ok to leave it out from the recipe.

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Amanda Hesser

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added over 5 years ago

For shrimp salad, I'd use basil instead.

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added over 5 years ago

I've used bay leaves or just left it out of the recipe.

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added over 5 years ago

I agree about the basil.

But also depends what type of shrimp salad - if it's made with a creamy dressing, I love fresh snipped chives and/or dill with shrimp salad. With a dressing made of olive oil, vinegar or lemon, etc. fresh chervil might be nice with the shrimp. It's mild and fresh (also I think one of those underused herbs, like marjoram.)

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added over 5 years ago

I agree with dill for shrimp...but thyme is a milder herb than basil..great for tomato or Italian dishes, otherwise,.I'd use oregano in other options or just omit it.

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added about 5 years ago

Rosemary and oregano fits perfectly!
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