Freezing Left Over Fresh-Cut Herbs
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Rosie-Sigecom
Posted on: January 19, 2002

I would like to know if I can freeze left over fresh herbs. I always have to purchase more than the receipe calls for.

Yes, you can freeze left over fresh herbs. They can be frozen in plastic freezer or ziplock bags. Because they cannot be refrozen, you should divide into portions as much as you are likely to use at a time. They keep for several months, and the colour keeps well, but they will lose firmness on thawing and you can only use them in hot dishes in which do not require herbs of a fresh, firm consistency.

An excellent way to freeze fresh herbs is to chop them and then add a little water and then freeze in ice cubes. This is very convenient to use; just use as many ice cubes are you need at a time.

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