Winter is fastly approaching and many of my herbs don't have a fighting chance to live outside or quite frankly inside my home. I love to use fresh herbs in various soups, stews and dishes throughout the winter and the best way to preserve some of the heartier herbs such as oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme is to freeze them... in oil!
Oil, you say? Yes... preserving the herbs in oil reduces the browning and freezer burn when freezing them.
Check out these easy 6 steps to preserving your yummy herbs for the long winter ahead.
Choose fresh herbs such as oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme. Clean and pat dry.
Prepare your herbs by finely chopping or leave the springs and leaves whole. (think of how you will use them in your various dishes)
Pack the individual ice cube trays about 2/3 full of herbs.
Pour extra-virgin olive oil over the herbs.
Cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
Remove the frozen oil/herb cubes from the trays and store in a labeled freezer container.
Try this yourself and share your pictures with me by tagging #glamandgrits