Thyme Recipes

Thyme’s subtle aroma pairs well with all sorts of flavors

by0| PUBLISHED Jun 15, 2013 12:58 AM
Thyme Recipes
This preparation for sweet summer tomatoes can be served with slices of crusty baguette, or as a side dish with grilled fish or chicken. Todd Coleman

Thyme's subtle aroma pairs well with all sorts of flavors—we love using it to brighten sweet and savory recipes alike. From a sweet spiked lemonade to a juicy porterhouse, here are our favorite recipes that make use of this versatile herb.

Thyme's earthy flavor pairs wonderfully with chicken. Our poulet grillé au gingembre is a simple gingery grilled chicken with thyme, bay leaf, and garlic. Or try out the herb with chicken braised in dry white wine and whole grain mustard.

The gaminess of lamb makes it a perfect meat to pair with thyme. Our lamb entrecôte, a well-marbled boneless cut from the sirloin, is crusted with garlic, fresh marjoram, thyme, rosemary, and sage and served with an umami-rich sauce of oven-roasted tomatoes, capers, and anchovies. For a simpler recipe, try our grilled lamb chops marinated with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Vegetables can also be enhanced by thyme. Summer tomatoes are taken to new heights when roasted with garlic, olive oil, and whole sprigs of thyme. Radishes are also delicious when roasted until tender with olive oil and thyme.

Thyme even goes well with sweet dishes. Our blueberry jam preserves the summer fruit with thyme and lemon juice, while thyme gives a lovely, unexpected herbal note to a traditional crème anglaise.

Find all of these recipes and more in our collection of our favorite thyme recipes.