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Not to be too critical, since it is a good tip Kevin, but we've tried a number of ways to preserve fresh herbs, at home and on the boat. We've found that by "dicing" them and placing in ice cube trays, their aromatic essence is soon dissolved - they also take on a freezer taste, turn black and are contaminated by adjacent odors.
We maintain an extensive herb garden at home and in addition to keeping a live Basil plant on-board, my wife clips the leaves off the other herb plants, places them in separate freezer zip-lock bags and then puts them in the freezer.
This enables us to have larger quantities, hermetically sealed and they take up far less room than in trays. Some leaves still blacken, but not as badly as being unsealed.
Originally Posted by conery
So if your one of many who enjoy the taste of fresh herbs for your meals at sea, such as:
and many more.... You can dice them and then freeze them in ice cube trays and use them as you need them up to 3 months! They really come in handy when fresh is not an option.
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Last edited by TrueBlue; 03-07-2008 at 08:41 AM.