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substitute for sage?

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Hello all - For some reason, I cannot abide sage. I have a Kabocha squash and roasted garlic risotto I want to make today that calls for it. Any ideas on what herb/s I could use instead? Thank you!

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  1. Thyme would be okay. I was never crazy about sage in the dried form. I find fresh delicious. The same goes for tarragon. I cannot abide dried stuff but fresh is someting else.

    1. I think thyme would work well.

      1. I don't think there is a substitute for sage, but thyme, rosemary, marjoram (oregano) will add flavor to the dish...but it won't have the unique flavor of sage.

        1. Fresh Basil--discovered quite by mistake and quite serendipitous! Basil and Butternut or any firm, sweet squash. A match made in culinary heaven.

            1. re: KingCook

              Thread is from 2005. But hey, summer savory is a great sub for sage or thyme.

            2. Sage is sage. There is no substitute for it.

              Either just leave it out or add whatever herbs you do like. It won't taste like the original dish but then you werent going to enjoy the original dish anyway.

              (edit: damn it. why do I always get sucked into threads that are years old! must read them better before posting.)

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              1. re: Harters

                No worries I did the same thing lol :-)