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Can you freeze fresh herbs?

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furrycat Wed 15-Oct-08 09:39:09

We keep getting huge bunches from the market and chucking half of them away. Any reason they can't be frozen?

TheMadHouse Wed 15-Oct-08 09:41:15

depends what it is and what you use them for.

Mint is OK if using for a mint sauce, but it can go soggy when defrosted.

Chives OK

basil - no

parsley - chopped then OK

furrycat Wed 15-Oct-08 09:47:35

It's mainly basil - jsut want to freeze it so can use it at a later date

WhereWolfTheWildThingsWere Wed 15-Oct-08 09:50:31

You can freeze all herbs if you chop them and mix with a little water and freeze in ice cube trays.

But it will only be suitable for cooking.

I freeze loads of basil for pasta sauces etc.

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