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Home Cooking

Basil cube season again

Nyleve | Aug 14, 200606:07 PM     2

Just a quickie reminder to all of you out there drowning in beautiful fresh basil: you can make basil cubes! I've done this for the past couple of years and it's an absolutely wonderful way to preserve fresh basil to use during the winter.

Just put rinsed and dried basil leaves into the food processor with the slightest smidgeon of olive oil (just enough to get the whole mess to stick together). Press into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, you can pop the cubes out and store them in zip lock bags or (I prefer) rigid plastic containers. When you need basil for any recipe, just take out as many cubes as you want. They can be added to a recipe while still frozen and since they don't contain cheese or seasonings, they can be used in just about anything.

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