From freezing dill has advantages over traditional drying. Frozen dill preserves vitamins and essential oils. The taste and appearance of the dill out of the freezer a little different from a just picked from the garden. And dried dill loses its attractive bright green color and has a different taste.
It is no secret that the greens grown in the winter in greenhouses, has the same rich taste and beneficial properties, like summer. And besides the price of winter spices is much higher.
One of these spices is fennel, a bright, tart flavor that goes well with many meat, fish and vegetable dishes. It contains essential oils, minerals and vitamins. In order not to lack in this flavorful seasoning not only in summer but in winter, practical hostess came up to freeze the dill.
How to freeze dill for winter
In the first place the dill you need to prepare for freezing. To freeze selected the most fresh and fragrant plants. The stems should be washed under running water, and then put a wrap around on the towel.
Then you finely chop the herbs and pack it in a container, package or jar. To dill, you can add other plants such as green onion, parsley or celery. The proportions of the mix of herbs you choose according to your taste. Packed greens need to put in the freezer.
How to freeze dill without cutting
If you want to freeze the dill without slicing, you need to select young plants without a thick stalk. Fennel should be put in the package and tightly close it. If you need to grind such a dill before serving, then the package can go a few times with a rolling pin, and frozen stalks will break.
How to freeze dill in the ice
This method of freezing dill is fine if you want to add it to soups. Before sending into the freezer, washed and finely chopped dill should be placed in ice cube trays and cover with water. Frozen thus dill is very convenient to use because it is already divided into small portions. One cube of frozen dill will be enough to give the soup a unique flavor of summer.
It is important
Frozen herbs can be stored for a very long time without losing its useful properties and taste, but cannot be re-frozen. Therefore, freezing dill, raspakujte it in several small bags or containers to thaw only the amount of greens that you need.