Jul 16, 2010

Freezing Herbs

My garden this year is thriving and I am beyond thrilled!
So far we've harvested some zucchini, sugar snap peas, and cilantro.

The thing with cilantro, or any herb for that matter, is that if you planted a lot of it, it's hard to use it all at once while it's fresh.
So I freeze it!

In case you've never done this before, here's how:



After the cilantro is picked and thoroughly washed, chop it into small pieces.


Then put it into ice cube trays and fill the trays with water.
{Approx. 1 tbs per cube...but I didn't measure it exactly.}


Put the ice cube trays in the freezer for about one day and then break the frozen cubes of cilantro out of the tray and put them in a Ziploc freezer bag.



Now when I want to make salsa or some other yummy dish later in the year, all I have to do is defrost the cubes.
This little bit of work and planning makes cooking in the future so much easier!

6 comments:

Amber said...

My love for cilantro has grown since finding Pioneer Woman! I never realized you can freeze herbs in water. I will do this from now on! I don't have an herb garden yet - we built a house and still don't even have our yard put in - but very soon! My plan is to plant an herb garden. I did find some sorry looking cilantro plants at Lowes in their distressed plant section for .50 cents however I have only succeeded in making it even sorrier! :)

Thanks for your sweet comment about my scripture sign and my living room. I am really flattered! So many times I decorate an area and then immediately question my decision.

Karen Hinkle said...

brilliant idea! I love cooking with herbs but they tend to spoil before I can eat them all. Gotta love cooking for one!

KC and the Sunshine Kids said...

Great idea!!! I've been griping to my hubby that I worked so hard on our garden all spring/summer and now will lose so much of my 'harvest' when we move... THIS will be a great way to take my cilantro with me for those winter days I want to make fresh pico de gallo!

Jensamom23 said...

Basil works like a charm as well to add to sauces or make pesto in the dreary days of winter.

Pinkie said...

I had no idea you could do this with fresh herbs. Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

MamaBug said...

Gosh...not sure how I got to this post, but I have been looking at your wonderful projects and thought I'd leave a comment on at least one.
Thanks for this tip, I can't seem to grow cilantro and I'm always wishing I had some on hand for our many mexican dishes we love so much.
Thanks for sharing!

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