Friday, June 27, 2008

CSA Week 3

Our CSA box always includes a newsletter from the farm. This week they mention that cilantro is one of the few herbs that does not retain its flavor when dehydrated, but that you can freeze the fresh leaves in a ziploc. Just remove the air, seal the bag, and freeze. They point out that you shouldn't thaw them before use or they'll turn into a mushy green mess. Since we don't use cilantro very often, I think I'll give it a try.


Noodle said...

If you freeze it and go to use it what will you put it in? When I use cilantro we put it in salads or fajitas and it would be mush then. It will thaw. Just a thought so let us know how that goes.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

I was thinking about in curries and Mexican dishes that get cooked... like enchilada casserole. Yeah, I agree it'd probably just get mushy in salads.

Amelia Sprout said...

Curries and for marinades would be good. Yum... next year, off my ass, and into a csa I go.