Every now and again I get loaded with fresh herbs, more than we can normally eat before they need to go into the compost bin. This is where the Thermomix freezing herbs comes into play. It is very simple:
- Place herbs in your Thermomix bowl
- Add a small amount of water
- Chop herbs 10 sec / speed 10
- Place in greaseproof paper lined tray or ice cube containers
- Place tray or ice cube containers in freezer
- When set take the tray out and slice the herbs into squares and place in labelled zip lock bags, or if using ice cube containers place herb ice cubes into zip lock bags.
Here are some photos of coriander, parsley and coriander roots I've done. Many don't know that coriander roots have so much flavour!
If you have a way to freeze any of your herbs that hasn't been shown here please leave a comment below.
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Ellie Boyde says
I add a small amount of oil and don’t use water that way when I add them to the pan they are already in infused oil. Which gives a greater delete of flavour. If I’m freezing rosemary I add garlic infused oil. A match made in heaven.
yes great ideas Ellie. Thank you for sharing. :)
sandra hetzel says
how much water do you use with the herbs when you chop them for freezing
Hi Sandra, it's all according to the quantity of herbs in your TM bowl. But not much - just enough to have the blitzed herbs wet.
I'm new to page and to thermie - how do you 'blitz' something?
Simon - blitz means to chop finely at a high speed. :)
Hi wondering if you freeze them in a certain weight for ease of future use? Or just random sized lots?
Stacey - generally about an ice cube size. So I guess about a tablespoon.
Could you do this with basil and flat leaf parsley?
Yes, Nancy you can. When I get some more herbs again I will update with more pictures.