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.
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.
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.
A rosemary-laced cornmeal crust gives this lattice-topped apple pie a fragrant, savory kick.
This rosemary-scented chickpea-flour crepe is a mainstay of southern French markets.
Chopped prime rib and a fried egg turn crisp potato hash into a crowd-pleasing main dish.
Crunchy, salty, and rosemary-scented, pine nut brittle makes a great gift.
Gruyère, Rosemary, and Honey Monkey Bread
Lemon slices and sprigs of rosemary top this aromatic focaccia.
Garlic, lemon, and rosemary enhance simple, juicy roast chicken.
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.
Goose fat enriches simple, airy popovers, which provide a wonderful savory complement to almost any meal.
Rosemary brings an herbal note to this whiskey drink.
Steeping the pisco with rosemary and mint gives the spirit an aromatic, herbaceous quality similar in flavor to the South American herb rica-rica.