Fragrant pepper plant savory (Latin - Satureja) belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is an annual subshrub that grows mainly in Europe and Asia. In each of the countries, the spice is called in its own way: savory, citron, kondari, but they are used with equal pleasure in cooking and medicine.
Savory contains in its composition a whole complex of vitamins and minerals, as well as almost 2% of essential oils (phenol, thymol, carvacrol and others). For the preparation of a spice that has a spicy aroma and sharpness of black pepper, young leaves and shoots are used in a freshly picked or dried form. When dried, the smell and taste are revealed more strongly.
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Use in cooking
Fragrant savory will add “zest” to the first and second courses, enrich meat, fish, game, poultry, mushrooms and vegetables with equal success. Seasoning improves the taste of sauces, pickles and marinades. Vinegar and vegetable oil are perfumed with it. Pepper grass is good in preservation, in cheese and sausage. Useful in filling for pizza and pies.
Novice cooks should take into account that the aroma of savory dominates the dish over other spices, so they literally put a pinch of it. Seasoning is added to the dish at the final stage of cooking in order to avoid excessive bitterness.