Jamaican thyme is versatile with a wide range of culinary applications.
It goes well with all types of meat, fowl, some fish dishes, and most vegetables. It is an indispensable commodity in soups, stews, and braised dishes.
Although all Jamaican herbs taste freshest when added at or near the end of cooking, Jamaican thyme is fairly hardy and can withstand extended cooking. Sometimes the leaves are chopped and added while other times the cook will add whole sprigs of Jamaican thyme and retrieve the stems before serving.