I've got a bunch of basil. I normally cook for one or two people and a lot of times I find my fresh herbs go bad because I just can't get them all in a dish in time. I've been researching ways to try to freeze them to save for later. I've seen three methods (but maybe there are more?):
---Put in ice cube trays with water & cover & freeze
---Put in any container with oil & cover & freeze
---Put the leaves in a jar (no water, no oil) & cover & freeze
If possible, I'm looking for the best way that they would retain as much of their original texture and taste as possible. I understand that there may be no way to preserve them for...let's say a salad, but for cooking maybe?
Interested in other herbs too, not just basil, and your experiences.
I've got a couple of ice cube trays with lids and canning jars, so I'll do the experimenting but would like to limit the waste if I can get the best method right away.