Want to know how to freeze herbs? Freezing basil and other herbs in ice cube trays will preserve their freshness! Here’s how…
Hey readers, Riley here. IÂ haveÂ an amazing kitchen hack that I know you are going to love!
The storyÂ begins a few years back… I grow some wonderful aromatics (fresh herbs) like basil and rosemary, out in my garden, and typically I pick them as I need them so they’re always at their peak of freshness. Sometimes however,Â IÂ won’t use them all in my dish, and I hate to see a good thing go to waste.
The freshÂ herbs were quickly drying out and losing their robust fresh flavor. That’s when I remembered this wonderful kitchen hack I’d seen my old friend (who is also a chef) do.
She would chop up the herbs at the peak of their freshness, place them into an ice cube tray, and then cover them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The nextÂ step was setting the trayÂ in the freezer and allowing themÂ to solidify into little herb EVOO capsules!
Now, whenever I’m cooking, I can pop one of these out of the ice tray and placeÂ it in the pan to melt and join the rest of the ingredients!
Tip: Once they’re frozen solid, feel free toÂ pop them all out of their tray and store them in a larger freezer bag or other container to maximize storage space.
These little guys workÂ well with any dish that already calls for the olive oil, and could some fresh aromatics! (Egg dishes, potato dishes, chicken dishes, soups, stews… Anything).
So simple, right?
Images courtesy of DiyReady.com.
Thanks for tuning in!Â Are you planning onÂ preserving your own fresh herbs? I especially love freezing basil, good thing theÂ process to freeze fresh herbsÂ is even simpler than you probably thought!Â Try this kitchen hack for frozen herbs at home.Â We want to know how it goes! Let us know in the comments section below what you thought of this article on freezing herbs in ice cube trays.
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Originally posted on January 22, 2016 @ 2:00 AM