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Favorite uses for fresh oregano?

Oregano is one of the few green herbs that I think retains reasonably good flavor when dried, but I love how bright and aromatic it is when fresh. What are favorite dishes you make with fresh oregano (and in which you wouldn't sub dried)?

I don't eat red meat, so for myself, I'd especially welcome ideas for vegetables, poultry, or fish/shellfish.

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  1. i love it on pizza with tomato sauce and cheese. so many people use basil on everything these days, it's not to have the taste of oregano.

    1. I use it anywhere that you'd use dried.

        1. re: JonParker

          Thumbs up. Mellows the flavor nicely.

          1. re: JonParker

            What do you put in your oregano pesto? I like the idea, and I'm thinking oregano might lend itself to a more elemental treatment than the cheese and nuts of pesto Genovese.

          2. In a greek-type salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red onion, and feta.

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            1. re: tcamp

              I just about every kind of salad, fresh oregano adds a nice kick.

            2. Marinara with fresh herbs: basil, oregano and parsley.