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8 Steps for Freezing Herbs in Oil

1.    Choose firm, fresh herbs, ideally from the market or your own garden.
2.    If you wish, you can chop them fine. Or leave them in larger sprigs and leaves. Here I froze a combination of finely-chopped and whole herbs such as rosemary, fennel stalk, sage, and oregano.
3.    Pack the wells of ice cube trays about 2/3 full of herbs.
4.    You can mix up the herbs, too; think about freezing a bouquet garni of sage, thyme, and rosemary to add to winter roast chickens and potatoes!
5.    Pour extra-virgin olive oil or melted, unsalted butter over the herbs.
6.    Cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
7.    Remove the frozen cubes and store in freezer containers or small bags.
8.    Don’t forget to label each container or bag with the type of herb (and oil) inside!

One thought on “8 Steps for Freezing Herbs in Oil

  1. Lidia Quinones

    My Name is Ms. Q. I teach a cooking class at the Kearny library. During the summer months, I schedule my classes around the farmers market to encourage farm to table healthy eating. During the winter months, I still encourage the farmer’s market and visit the Hudson County markets which run till November. I also visit the Montclair NJ as it is open year-round.

    An Instructional moment: You can air-dry the fresh herbs, crush, then place in a glass jar and you will have fresh dry herbs readily available.

    P.S Can the farm introduce more of a variety at the Farmers Market in Kearny NJ?
    Ms. Q

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