Roasted Lamb with Rosemary (Arni me Dendrolivano)
Roasted Lamb with Rosemary (Arni me Dendrolivano). Penny De Los Santos

Intensely aromatic rosemary brings a fresh, earthy touch to everything from braised, stewed, and grilled meats and fish to apple pie and pine nut brittle It also works as an unusual (and delicious) addition to cocktails. We’ve rounded up our favorite rosemary recipes.

Rosemary has a strong flavor that stands up well to hearty steaks. Our marinated flank steak gets extra flavor from a mixture of red wine, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, various spices, and fresh rosemary. To make our bistecca alla fiorentina, grilled porterhouse steaks are basted with olive oil, using rosemary sprigs as a brush.

If you would prefer seafood to red meat, try grilling salmon with a glaze of honey infused with rosemary and lemon. Or try shrimp with garlic, pancetta, tomato, white wine, and rosemary. You’ll want lots of crusty bread to soak up the sauce.

Rosemary is delicious in desserts. Chopped rosemary gives a wonderful savory note to apple pie crust. For an impressive gift, try making our crunchy, salty, rosemary-scented pine nut brittle.

We love putting herbs in our cocktails, and rosemary is a great example. The Libertine is a whiskey drink flavored with orange juice and marmalade and maple syrup. A rosemary simple syrup adds a little complexity. A rosemary-clove simple syrup adds a woodsy note to our spiced pear collins.

Find all these recipes and more in our collection of great rosemary recipes.


Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios

Inspired by the classic combination of prosciutto and melon, chef John Karangis of Union Square Events created this elegant summer appetizer that marries the sweetness of smoky grilled peaches with salt-cured Italian ham. Get the recipe for Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios »

Rosemary-Jerk Lamp Chops

Here, a classic jerk marinade is perfumed with rosemary and slathered over lamb loin chops for a surprising take on the iconic chicken preparation. The soy sauce in the marinade boosts the lamb’s umami flavors.

Olive Oil-Braised Vegetables

This flavorful mix of broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and potatoes is braised in olive oil that’s been infused with rosemary, chile flakes, lemon, and anchovies. Get the recipe for Olive Oil-Braised Vegetables »

Shrimp with Pancetta and Rosemary (Gamberi al Rosmarino)

These pancetta-studded shrimp are ready in minutes. Serve them with extra bread to mop up the garlicky wine sauce. Get the recipe for Shrimp with Pancetta and Rosemary (Gamberi al Rosmarino) »

Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak, also known as London broil, isn’t the most tender cut of beef, but it is one of the most flavorful. The key to getting a tender flank steak is to let the meat marinate for a good, long time—in this case, in a mixture of red wine, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, various spices, and fresh rosemary—and then carve it across the grain into thin slices before serving.

Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie

A rosemary-laced cornmeal crust gives this lattice-topped apple pie a fragrant, savory kick.

Florentine Steak (Bistecca Alla Fiorentina)

Brushing meat with rosemary imparts an herbal fragrance to this Italian steak, which is traditionally served with cannellini beans and lemon wedges. Get the recipe for Florentine Steak (Bistecca Alla Fiorentina) »

Chickpea-Flour Crepes (Socca)

This rosemary-scented chickpea-flour crepe is a mainstay of southern French markets.

Keen’s Steakhouse Prime Rib Hash

Chopped prime rib and a fried egg turn crisp potato hash into a crowd-pleasing main dish.

Pine Nut Brittle

Crunchy, salty, and rosemary-scented, pine nut brittle makes a great gift.

Gruyère, Rosemary, and Honey Monkey Bread

Gruyère, Rosemary, and Honey Monkey Bread

Rosemary Focaccia

Lemon slices and sprigs of rosemary top this aromatic focaccia.

Lemon and Rosemary Chicken (Pollo Arrosto)

Garlic, lemon, and rosemary enhance simple, juicy roast chicken.

Sweet and Sour Glazed Pork Chops (Maiale in Agrodolce)

These grilled pork chops get a sweet-and-sour tang from honey and balsamic vinegar. Get the recipe for Sweet and Sour Glazed Pork Chops (Maiale in Agrodolce) »

Roasted Lamb with Rosemary (Arni me Dendrolivano)

Roasting lamb over a bed of rosemary sprigs lends this Greek classic a smoky, herbal flavor. Get the recipe for Roasted Lamb with Rosemary (Arni me Dendrolivano) »

Dry-Cured Olives with Rosemary and Orange

These olives are incredibly simple—all you have to do is mix them with orange zest and juice, rosemary, and pepper, then let them sit for an hour.

Pulled Pork Italiano

Pulled Pork Italiano

Honey and Herb Biscuits

Instead of plain dinner rolls, we like to serve these fluffy biscuits, fragrant with rosemary and thyme. Get the recipe for Honey and Herb Biscuits »

Rosemary Popovers

Goose fat enriches simple, airy popovers, which provide a wonderful savory complement to almost any meal.

The Libertine

Rosemary brings an herbal note to this whiskey drink.

Spiced Pear Collins

Pear purée, gin, and rosemary give this autumnal cocktail a crisp, woody sweetness, robust density, and sour, crackling effervescence. Get the recipe for Spiced Pear Collins

Herb-Infused Pisco Sour

Steeping the pisco with rosemary and mint gives the spirit an aromatic, herbaceous quality similar in flavor to the South American herb rica-rica.