Herbes de Provence is a dried herb blend made from plants that flourish in southern France, but a canonical recipe doesn't exist. Here's how we make it.
Herbes de Provence is a dried herb blend made from plants that flourish in southern France, but a canonical recipe doesn't exist. Commercial producers and home cooks make it with a variety of herbs and often include spices such as fennel, coriander, and/or white pepper. It's used to season traditional regional dishes, such as ratatouille and chicken Provençal; we also love its summery, floral flavors with grilled poultry or pork or in vegetable soups.
➢ For our version, combine 2 tablespoons each of rosemary, thyme, and marjoram and 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds, which are more potent than the herbs. If you prefer a more floral blend, add 2 teaspoons of dried lavender. The mixture can be stored in an airtight container for up to a year.