Summer savory is dark green herb that belongs to the mint family, It grows as a narrow leave bush and is an annual herb. Savory is a very versatile herb that can enhances almost any dish from soups, stews and bean dishes to succotash, cabbage and sauerkraut. The fragrance is clean and piney with a bit of a peppery flavor which is great for sparking up heavy stews and chowders. The Romans used savory even before pepper and it also was considered an aphrodisiac in the ancient world.
Summer Savory Herb
Summer Savory can be used as it was used in medieval times to enhance pies and cakes for a touch of spiciness. However today we use it primarily in soups, stews, and marinades, and with meats and vegetables. Germans refer to it as "the bean herb" because it is especially good with string beans, limas, navy beans, soybeans, all types of broad beans and it is used in many traditional Bavarian stewed bean recipes. Summer Savory goes well with many other vegetables, such as cabbage, tomatoes, green peppers, asparagus, cauliflower, mixed greens, and rice. This versatile herb is also tasty in stuffing or dressing, sausages, and pork pie, and with chicken, fish, game meats, beef, lamb, and in scrambled eggs, omelets, quiche and frittatas.