Italian seasoning refers to a combination of dried herbs that can be used to flavor various dishes such as pasta, meat and vegetables. The combination of herbs involved in Italian seasoning can vary, but will always include a range of lively herbs that are commonly grown on the Italian peninsula; these can include Oregano, Sage, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, or Marjoram.
Where can I find Italian seasoning?
Italian seasoning can be find on the shelves of most good supermarkets and grocery stores, but there is an abundance of recipes you can try and make at home which can give your dish that unique, home-made touch.
My family recipe for Italian seasoning
One recipe that I guarantee will work is the following combination that I actually picked up from my mom:
A combination of three tablespoons of parsley (dried), three tablespoons of oregano (dried), three tablespoons of basil (dried), one tablespoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of each onion powder, dried rosemary and dried thyme, a quarter teaspoon of red pepper flakes and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper. You may want to use a food processor to mince all of these ingredients as the seasoning tastes better if coarsely ground. Some people prefer to use a pestle and a mortar instead.
All that's left is to experiment and see what food to use your Italian seasoning with, and keep in mind that you can store your seasoning mix for around 6 months in an air tight jar.