Freeze cilantro - How to do it right


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Enjoy fresh coriander all year round? This works out. For this you only have to freeze the cilantro. So you can season with fresh cilantro up to 6 months later.

Freeze cilantro - How to do it right

As with many fresh herbs, it also happens with coriander that you have bought too much or harvested in the garden and then faces the problem: What do I do with it? Not always you can process or consume a large amount of fresh cilantro immediately. So it makes sense to preserve the herb.

A very simple and easy way is that of freezing. If you do it right, you always have some fresh coriander leaves at hand.

Freezing coriander - 2 options presented

You can freeze coriander both as a larger bundle in a freezer bag and in portions in ice cube form. Which variant you use depends entirely on whether you want to use more or less leaves.

➔ Coriander in the freezer bag

1 Wash the fresh branches and then dry them. Kitchen crepe is best suited for this purpose. Just place the coriander between two layers of paper and dab gently.

2 Then cut the leaves into handy pieces, either with a knife or kitchen scissors. Lay these sliced ​​leaves on a baking tray with baking paper in such a way that they do not lie on top of each other. Otherwise, the leaves freeze to a lump together.

3 Place the baking tray in the freezer for approx. 20 - 30 minutes. The leaves freeze and can then better be transferred to the freezer bag.

4 After freezing, place the leaves with 50 ml of water in a freezer bag and label them with the date, quantity and contents.

With the right approach, the coriander can easily stay in the freezer for up to 6 months.

➔ Coriander in a scoop

If you want to freeze coriander in handy portion sizes, you can work with an ice cube container.

1 For this, the coriander must be washed for the time being. Then the dripping reaches in a sieve.

2 Then simply cut the leaves into fine strips. These strips are then already in an ice cube container, about 15 - 20g per tray.

3 Fill the individual compartments with water to the brim, preferably with a small ladle or a sauce ladle, and then place this mixture in the freezer compartment.

So you have convenient portion sizes for fresh cilantro and if necessary you can simply put the cubes in a sauce or soup. So the coriander does not even thaw before.

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