Marjoram is the gray-green leaf of Majorana hortensis, a low growing member of the mint family. It is often mistaken for oregano, although they are not the same plant.
Marjoram is used as a flavoring for meat dishes.
Taste and Aroma Description: Marjoram has a delicate, sweet, pleasant flavor with a slightly bitter undertone.
Storage Tips: Store in cool, dark, dry places.
Crush in your hand or with a mortar and pestle before using. Marjoram’s mellow taste and enticing fragrance make it compatible with a wide variety of foods. It won’t overpower: start with 1/2 teaspoon per 4 servings. Complements lamb dishes, as well as beef and veal. Marjoram blends well with parsley, dill, basil, or thyme. Try it in soups or stews.