INGREDIENTS

Buyer's guide

Buy fresh marjoram from supermarkets and garden centres. Dried marjoram, used sparingly, is an acceptable substitute for fresh.

Storage

Keep fresh marjoram refrigerated for up to five days.

Preparation

Marjoram is popular in Mediterranean and North American cookery. Add to vegetables, tomato-based dishes, stuffings, forcemeats, sausages, preserved meats, game, poultry and pulses. Chop the leaves, but do not use the stems; add at the end of the cooking time.