A couple weeks ago I thought I would take my own Pinterest advice and decided to make a wonderful butternut squash recipe, a dish that featured rosemary. After celebrating the success of that delicious recipe, I decided to explore more recipe ideas that featured rosemary. I found so many mouth-watering recipes, I just had to share.
From appetizers and breads to side dishes and entrees, there are dozens and dozens of ways you can use rosemary in your recipes. Whether you want a hint of the herb or a whole lot of rosemary flavor, you can dice up a few sprigs and enjoy the warm and woodsy flavor of this wonderful herb. For even more ideas, visit our Money-Saving Recipes board on Pinterest.
Apps and breads
Because rosemary is such a versatile herb, it can be easily combined with other flavors to create delicious breads and bite-sized appetizers. Pairing rosemary with citrus flavors is a great way to blend the light, fresh flavors of a lemon or orange with the depth of rosemary. Those flavors work particularly well together in quick breads.
For an appetizer try a baked brie. Combine 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of fresh, finely chopped rosemary with 6 ounces of blackberries and 6 ounces of blueberries. Toss together in oven-safe dish and bake alongside a round of brie, in a separate dish, for 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Top the brie with the berry mixture and enjoy with crackers, bread or sliced apples.
There is a particular Utah County-based restaurant chain that has changed the way I enjoy french fries, all by adding rosemary! Those incredible rosemary fries is just one example of a side dish made better with a hint of this woody herb. You can add rosemary to sweet potato fries, create a pumpkin rosemary gnocchi or even create a beautiful goat cheese and tomato tart with rosemary and mascarpone.
One recipe I’m looking forward to trying is roasted mushrooms with rosemary and garlic. Chop up 1 pound of cumin mushrooms and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add in 3/4 teaspoon rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place on a coated baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Mix in 3 cloves of chopped garlic and roast for an additional 7-10 minutes.
Both chicken and beef pair beautifully with rosemary. In fact, one of the best filet mignons I’ve ever enjoyed was perfectly seasoned with rosemary. Roasted chicken is made even more incredible when enhanced with sprigs of rosemary. A perfect pork roast, too, is a wonderful meat option to utilize those sprigs of rosemary.
Try this recipe for chicken with rosemary butter sauce. Cook 4 chicken breast halves in 1 tablespoon butter until golden. Remove to a plate and keep warm. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth to pan and stir in browned bits. Add 1/2 heavy whipping cream. Bring to simmer, stirring until thick (3-5 minutes) Stir in 1 tablespoon minced rosemary and 3 tablespoons butter until melted. Return chicken to pan and cook 3 minutes more.