Winter Savory Recipes –

Winter Savory is a great mixing herb.  It blends well with different culinary oreganos, thymes and basils and can be added to meat, poultry or fish.  Its small leaves are the perfect compliment to herb cheeses or as last-minute additions to sautés.  Even though it has a strong flavor when fresh, it does not hold up well to prolonged stewing. Famous for making its mark on beans, dried Savory also perks up stuffings and can be mixed with Sage, Thyme, and Bay. Add to ground Turkey or Pork with Fennel Seed, Cayenne Pepper, and Thyme. Or, add a pinch to Chicken Salad (see below) or hearty soup. There are very few dishes that a little Winter Savory won't make better.


Savory Herbal Marinade
(featuring fresh herbs from your garden)
For use on Meat or Game:

21/2 Cups Red Wine
3/4  Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1 Small Onion or Several Shallots, chopped
2 Carrots, diced
1 Stalk Celery, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, sliced
2 Fresh Greek Bay Leaves, broken into pieces
2 Teaspoons each Fresh Thyme, Oregano  
and Winter Savory, coarsely chopped

Allow meat to marinate overnight or about 12 hours.
To use on Chicken, exchange the red wine for white wine and the red wine vinegar for white wine vinegar. Change the herbs to French Tarragon, Lemon Thyme or Rosemary or any combination of those. For Pork, add fresh mint to the White Wine Marinade.
For Fish, use lemon juice and the Winter Savory chopped fine.


Perky Chicken Salad

1/4 c. chicken broth
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. fresh finely minced Winter Savory
2 1/2 c. cooked diced chicken
1 1/2 c. diced celery
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. sliced stuffed olives
3/4 tsp. salt
2 c. cooled pasta
1 c. frozen peas

Gradually add broth to dressing - blend well. Add Winter Savory and a dash of curry powder. Toss together chicken, celery, pecans, olives, salt and pepper, pasta and peas. Add dressing and mix. Blend lightly. Serve with tomatoes and lettuce

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