April 5, 2009

Frozen herbs

I absolutely love fresh herbs and parsley is among my very favourite year-round herbs.  So I was intrigued enough, if a little sceptical, to pick up a sample when President's Choice recently introduced frozen herb shakers.   I picked up the parsley but basil, garlic, ginger, dill and cilantro shakers are also available.

I was worried that the herbs would clump together due to defrosting/refreezing on the trip home but the shaker worked better than expected (although I did have to use a fork to loosen up the herbs a bit).  The flavour of the parsley was clean and bright when added to sauteed mushrooms and compared very favourably to other frozen herb cubes commercially available. 

While I won't be giving up my fresh parsley any time soon, this is one product that is definitely worth having on hand for those times when you need to add a bit of herb to a cooked dish.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen that product in the stores! We actually freeze parsley all the time, though, and it works quite well!