Cooking with fresh rosemary
Rosemary is considered one of the main herbs in Mediterranean cuisine. This herb is used in marinades for meat and fish. But did you know that you can also use it in a homemade dessert?
Rosemary is very popular for cooking, so we thought we would show two delicious recipes, a luxurious main course and a dessert using fresh rosemary.
Rosemary pork roast
- 500 gr pork roast
- 6 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 3 cloves of garlic
Crush the garlic cloves and rosemary sprigs. Put everything in a bowl and add approximately 3 teaspoons of salt and 1 tablespoon pepper. Mix together well to make a paste.
Pat the roast dry with paper towels, using a fork pierce shallow holes into the meat. Rub the roast with the mixture and make sure it is well coated. Leave it to stand for a few hours.
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Sear the coated meat in a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Make sure that all sides are seared. Put the meat in a baking dish, cover with aluminium foil, and let it bake for 45 minutes in the oven. Take the roast out and let it rest for 15 minutes. Cut thin slices of roast and serve alongside some seasonal vegetables, with a coating of gravy.
Chocolate mousse with rosemary and sea salt
- 150 ml milk
- 200 g dark chocolate
- 250 ml cream
- 100g sugar
- 5 sprigs of rosemary
- 2 teaspoons coarse salt
Bring the milk with a pinch of sea salt and 4 rosemary sprigs to the boil. Let the milk cool, leaving the rosemary sprigs in the mixture. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a bain – marie .
Strain the milk and then discard the rosemary sprigs . Heat the milk and add the melted chocolate, stir well until well mixed . Fill your sink or large pan with cold water and ice cubes . Leave the chocolate in bain-marie to cool so that it thickens. In the meantime beat the cream with the sugar and a pinch of salt until stiff.
Fold in the cream into the chocolate. Divide the mousse into 4 glasses or ramekins and leave in the fridge for a few hours. Serve with some grains of salt and a sprig of rosemary!
You can easily grow your own fresh herbs to make even more delicious recipes such as oregano rosemary, wild arugula, thyme, winter savory, sage, chervil and mint.