A mixture of dried herbs directly from the Provence region in Southeast France.
It is a good addition to any dish from the Mediterranean region, especially when mixed with olive oil to coat chicken, fish, tomatoes, or chunks of potato for roasting, but best when used before cooking.
AROMA: Savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and oregano
ORIGIN: France (Provence)
PACKING SIZE: 1.05 oz. (100 ml Grinder Jar), 9.71 oz. (1000 ml Jar)
Herbes de Provence comes straight from France and is going to make your roasted meats, vegetables, soups, and stews the talk of the town. No seriously. You’re not going to believe the transformation that boring roasted chicken is going to take. Prepare to transport yourself to the south of France – bon voyage!
Let’s start with a little background on the Herbes de Provence blend… This dried herbal mix hails from the Provence region of southeast France. The Lafayette Spices mix includes five herbs, each with its own distinct flavor profile and importance to the blend: Savory, Marjoram, Rosemary, Thyme, and Oregano. Each herb is picked at its absolute peak of flavor and slowly air-dried – this process achieves a flavor and color that is second to none.
Herbes de Provence is best when cooked with. Cooking softens the rough leaves and allows the natural oils and aromas to come out. You can use it as a raw ingredient, but it’s best to blend it into a fine powder before doing so. This can be achieved in a blender or spice grinder. The raw ground herb blend would make an excellent flavor addition to a fresh salad dressing or even a sprinkling over a plated pasta dish. But where the Herbes de Provence blend really shines, is when it’s roasted – whether on meat, seafood, or vegetables. Rubbing a generous pinch over chicken, pork loin, beef roast, whole fish, or carrots before roasting is your ticket straight to the aromatic shores of France. The herbs open up and soften in the roasting fats and become something truly magical.