Oregano – Dominican

Dominican Oregano (Lippia Micromera) , also known as Jamaican Oregano, is a very important spic in Dominican Cooking. It is a different plant than the regular oregano used in the USA and used by Italians, which is much milder. Dominican Oregano is a bush that grows about 3 feet tall and has small white flowers. I have never seen it in the wild in the DR, but, I understand that the wild version also can have pink flowers.

There is a pork roast shoulder recipe I’ve had in the DR where the pork is covered in this oregano before roasting. It is amazing.