The ground leaves of the small, creeping, shrublike perennial with a pungent mintlike odor, Thymus vulgaris L.
• Add to gumbo, soups, herb salad dressing, zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes.
• Rub over lamb, beef, pork and chicken.
• Add to meat loaf and meat gravies.
Serves: Makes 8 servings.
Prep time: 5 mins