Got Extra Parsley In Hand? Here Are 3 Easy Ways To Preserve Them
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The only ingredient that can transform a recipe from good to amazing is fresh herbs. Simply adding some fresh parsley leaves can significantly improve a dish. It can also serve as a lovely garnish. There are no similarities between fresh and dried parsley. Fresh is unquestionably preferable and ought to be utilised whenever possible. One parsley plant may survive the entire growing season when properly harvested, and it’s also a relatively simple herb to grow at home. 

Fresh parsley is simple to incorporate into homemade soups, sauces, dips, or even salads. You can use this herb’s full range of cooking abilities by adding it at the very end or using it as a garnish because it doesn’t require much cooking to unleash its flavours. Keep reading to learn how to preserve this amazing herb.

1. Refrigerated

To start, rinse your parsley in a strainer to get rid of any debris. After that, use some paper towels to pat the herbs dry. Don’t discard the paper towels. Instead, loosely wrap the herbs in wet paper towels and place them in a bag that can be closed. Refrigerate after sealing the bag. Your parsley will remain fresh and wilt-free with this method for three to five days since it helps the herbs retain a lot of moisture.

2. Frozen

The herbs should be chopped up and put in ice cube trays. Cover with a neutral oil, like canola or light olive oil. The herbs can be frozen, and the parsley cubes can be added to sauces, soups, and stews that call for chopped parsley. You can also freeze them whole. Just make sure to put them in a freezer bag and store them safely so the herbs don’t get crushed.

3. Dried 

Arrange the herbs on a platter covered in paper towels after picking the leaves off of them. After covering the herbs with a second paper towel, microwave them. Parsley and other soft herbs will require forty seconds, followed by bursts of 20 seconds. Use a food processor or a mortar and pestle to grind the herbs. Then, store them in an airtight container. Although dried herbs can be used as a garnish for any dish and will keep for a while, fresh herbs have a stronger flavour.