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Feb 20, 2007 07:13 AM

Help me use up my rosemary

I bought a bunch of rosemary for a dinner party that never was (that ice storm in the Northeast was a pain), and now I'm on a quest to use it up before it goes bad.

Last night I made rosemary crackers from this post ( and they are delicious. But I still have quite a bit.

I know I can freeze it, but I'm just looking for some ideas for things I can make with it.


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  1. Rosemary/brown butter sauce for pasta
    Marcella's chickpea and tomato soup - has rosemary
    Use it in a marinade for skirt steak or stuff in a chicken

    Good luck!

    1. Here's one option that I've used before - slice a few varieties of potatoes (usually a combo of sweet, red bliss and yukon gold but can vary based on preference) about 1/4inch or so thick and toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper, some chopped rosemary and roast them in a single layer until tender and browned. Really great as a side dish and pretty simple.

      1. How about making rosemary jelly? I haven't made it in several years. In addition to the jelly ingredients you can stick a piece of branch in each jar. Very nice on biscuits and I've also used instead of regular jelly for jam thumbprints. Anything left over should dry very easily.

        1. I second the rosemary potatoes!

          I also love any kind of bread with rosemary - especially focaccia. I have a recipe for focaccia bagels here:

          Also, I made a feta spread\dip with rosemary the other day that worked out well:

          Other good things to do with rosemary? I love it with lamb... lamb shanks especially!