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Sep 6, 2013 02:00 PM

Ways to use fresh Rosemary

So I have this large rosemary bush, that only seems to get bigger. What are some favorite ways to use fresh rosemary?

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  1. My favorites are stuffing chickens for baking.
    I've also been using it for marinade. Finely chopped rosemary, crushed garlic, evoo, s and p. Amazing, amazing with steak.
    I also use it in ANKB.

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      1. re: Nyleve

        I'm guessing almost no knead bread? Rosemary would be good in that, regardless!

        1. re: 4Snisl

          Correct, thank you.
          Smells amazing.

    1. I have used it for pesto, thrown on the charcoal of my grill esp. when cooking pork, and donated to my neighbor who makes little sachets of it with mint leaves for her winter/summer storage closets.

      1. If the stalks are thick they make great skewers for any kind of meat/veggie kabobs.

        Lamb in general is wonderful with fresh rosemary. I throw it in a FP with garlic, mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil. Coat a leg lamb with it and roast.

        It can be used to infuse vodka or better yet use to make rosemary simple syrup. Wonderful in lemonade on it own or with vodka. A little goes a long way.

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        1. re: foodieX2

          My favorite recipe for lamb is a rub with olive oil, rosemary, crushed garlic, dijon, salt and pepper and grill or broil.

        2. I just saw a recipe that called for creating skewers with the rosemary stem itself! Haven't gotten around to trying it, but great idea for grilling kebabs or veggies.

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          1. re: bobabear

            I've used Rosemary twigs as skewers. I will also layer the stems in the bottom of a pan when roasting chicken pieces. It keeps the chicken out of the grease and imparts a good flavor.

          2. Roasted potatoes not tossed in evoo and fresh rosemary should be punishable by death.

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            1. re: Chinon00

              Absolutely agree. THAT is the only way to make them. Especially the small red potatoes. Just fantastic with romemary and EVOO and some garlic and salt.