8 ways with fresh thyme

See how to use the infinitely versatile herb with a wide range of meats and vegetables, and also with both savory and sweet fruit dishes

Cooking with fresh thyme

Photo by Thomas J. Story; Elaine Johnson

Cooking with fresh thyme

Thyme is a kitchen workhorse, infinitely useful with a wide range of meats and vegetables, and also with both savory and sweet fruit dishes. With cooked dishes, try adding thyme at the beginning and then a little more at the end, just before serving to make its flavor pop.

Cider Pork Roast with Apple-Thyme Gravy

Photo by Yunhee Kim; written by Stephanie Spencer

Cider Pork Roast with Apple-Thyme Gravy

Delicious with cheesy mashed potatoes and a green salad, this slow-cooker dish is special enough for guests, but homey enough for Sunday dinners with the family.

Recipe: Cider Pork Roast with Apple-Thyme Gravy

Lemon and Thyme Grilled Pork Chops

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Elaine Johnson

Lemon and Thyme Grilled Pork Chops

Using a large cast-iron griddle gives the chops an impressively even sear.

Recipe: Lemon and Thyme Grilled Pork Chops

 

Pork Shoulder Roast with Figs, Garlic, and Pinot Noir

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Pork Shoulder Roast with Figs, Garlic, and Pinot Noir

Stuffing this roast with figs and garlic slivers will make you feel like a modern-day Julia Child, and the results are stunning: mosaic-like slices infused with rich fruit and wine flavors.

Recipe: Pork Shoulder Roast with Figs, Garlic, and Pinot Noir

Juniper and Herb Roast Turkey

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Juniper and Herb Roast Turkey

Presalting theThanksgiving turkey―not to mention covering the breast and drumsticks with bacon―adds flavor and helps it stay moist during roasting.

Recipe:  Juniper-and-herb Roast Turkey

Pissaladière

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Pissaladière

This puff pastry tart makes for an excellent appetizer.

Recipe: Pissaladière

Oven-Roasted Potatoes and Carrots with Thyme

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Oven-Roasted Potatoes and Carrots with Thyme

Tender potatoes and carrots need very little fussing over. Simply roast them and toss with thyme and butter for an easy side dish.

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Potatoes and Carrots with Thyme

Lemon-Thyme Pimm's Cooler

Photo by Rachel Weill

Lemon-Thyme Pimm's Cooler

This garden-fresh cocktail makes a delicious pairing of citrus and herbs.

Recipe: Lemon–Thyme Pimm’s Cooler

Warm Berry-Thyme Compote

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Warm Berry-Thyme Compote

Simple warm fruit with a savory twist turns frozen yogurt into something special.

Recipe:  Warm Berry-Thyme Compote

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