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Oregano is related to marjoram, but has a stronger, more peppery flavor. Oregano is typically used in its dry form. To release more flavor, crush dried oregano, either by rubbing with your fingers or using a mortar and pestle. Oregano is used in Italian rubs and sauces — especially pizza sauces. It's also used to season fish, beef, lamb, pasta, poultry-based salads, vegetable salads, seafood salads, and a variety of vegetables.

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