Roasted chicken. Mashed potatoes. A side of peas.
These dishes may make regular appearances at your dinner table.
But what happens when they become a bit boring?
You can use herbs like organic rosemary to take them from bland to brilliant.
Here are some easy culinary tips from the herb and spice experts at McCormick:
- Make a succulent Mediterranean roasted chicken. Before roasting, brush chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle all over with 2 teaspoons crushed rosemary leaves, 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves, sea salt and ground black pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.
- Sprinkle vegetables like asparagus, spinach and tomatoes with crushed rosemary leaves.
- Add crushed rosemary leaves and garlic salt (1/4 teaspoon each) to hot cooked peas or green beans.
- Stir crushed rosemary leaves and garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon each) and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper into 4 cups of hot cooked mashed potatoes.
- Dress up dinner rolls. Just before baking homemade, frozen or ready-to-bake dinner rolls, brush the tops with olive oil, and sprinkle with crushed rosemary leaves and sea salt.
- A hearty vegetable omelet is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sprinkle the vegetable filling with crushed rosemary leaves before adding it to the pan.
- Perk up homemade or store-bought chicken salad with crushed rosemary leaves. Serve as a sandwich filling or on a bed of greens.