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Nov 5, 2005 02:52 PM

substitute for sage?

  • k

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.