Freezing Basil – Savory Basil and Oil Cooking Cubes
One of my favorite ways to preserve basil is to freeze chopped fresh basil in olive oil. This neat trick makes for great pasta, stir fry, salad, and meat dishes! When you want to use them, simply plop one of the cooking cubes into your pan or dish.
Freezing these cubes are just as easy. Chop fresh washed and dried basil leaves fine and then set into ice cube trays. Fill the tray cubes with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil each and then pop the tray into the freezer.
When frozen solid, remove the basil cubes from the tray. If they don’t pop right out, you can set the tray bottom in hot water for a second or two and then they will slide right out.
Place the basil cubes in a plastic freezer bag and put back in the freezer until you need one for a recipe!
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