How to Preserve Fresh Herbs

October 17, 2011

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I know that some of you are lucky enough not to have to deal with cold weather and snow but I do! This summer, my father planted a bunch of fresh herbs in his backyard and they are now huge bushes! The mint is all over the place and as it gets colder, I am starting to freak out at the thought of wasting all of this beautiful and delicious stuff! So I have been researching the best ways to preserve  fresh herbs without drying them, because I already have plenty of died herbs!

I found two different ways of doing it!

First Method:

Start by Selecting some of the herbs you want to freeze. Wash and dry them well.

Layer clean fresh herbs on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen, remove the herbs and store in a freezer bag or other airtight container. ( I use my Food Saver to make sure there’s not air in my freezer bags.

Second Method:

For herbs that you will be using for soups, sauces and stews, use the following way to freeze your herbs.

Simply chop clean herbs and drop into sections in the ice cube tray. Fill with water (make sure the herbs are not poking out) and freeze. Once frozen, remove and store in a freezer bag. When ready to use, drop into the soup or sauce and let them melt right in the recipe.

That way you can enjoy your fresh herbs all year long!!!

Found info on: http://www.ehow.com/how_2310610_preserve-herbs.html
  • CRISSY

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  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Awesome! Thanks !!