Salmoriglio

Oregano Sauce

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The River Café Cookbook

By Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers

Published 1995

  • About

A salmoriglio is a fresh herb sauce, in which the flavour of the herb is brought out by crushing it with sea salt. It is very intense, so should be used sparingly.

Ingredients

  • 4 level tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons

Method

In a pestle and mortar pound the herb leaves with the salt until completely crushed. Add the lemon juice. Pour the oil slowly into the mixture. Add a little pepper.