Sweet or Savory
Fresh or Dried
- Name “oregano” originates from Greek language and it means “delight of the mountains”.
- Oregano grows as shrub that can reach 29 inches in height.
- Oregano is best known as "pizza herb". Other than that, oregano is used as basic ingredient for the preparation of famous Italian specialties such as pastas, spaghetti and tomato dishes.
- Pizza Arrabbiata-
12 ounces refrigerated fresh pizza dough
2 ounces prechopped pancetta
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornmeal
3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
Oregano leaves (optional)