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Fresh Rosemary

A woman I work with gave me a branch off of the rosemary plant in her back yard. I'm talking about a lot of rosemary. Can anyone suggest some good recipies to use it up?
Also, any tips to help it stay fresh? Thanks.

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  1. If you REALLY have a lot, you can use small branches (large twigs?) to skewer shrimp or chicken for the grill. I also use bundles as brushes to brush sauce on meat. Come to think of it, though, those are rather summery ideas. Since it's a woody plant, I don't think you can keep it "fresh" in water, but it will dry very easily and you can use it that way.

    1. Stick a whole bunch of it inside the cavity of a chicken and then roast it, or do a beer can chicken with it.

      1. Stick a whole bunch of it inside the cavity of a chicken and then roast it, or do a beer can chicken with it.

        1. Roasted potatoes with garlic & rosemary!!!!! Bliss...

          1. It's okay to let some of it dry out too. You'll get some different flavors from dried rosemary. I also got a bumper crop of rosemary from a friend this year. I used it in roasting a lot. You can also use rosemary in a bouquet garni to flavor any soup, stock, stew, or sauce.

            Toss some green olives (not canned, go to a good olive bar), with some sea salt, olive oil and fresh rosemary. That's a great snack for guests before a meal.