How To Make Fresh Basil CubesPosted on : June 13, 2013
When the flower stems are still tender I cut them and chop the leaves into a “basil mush” by hand or with a food processor and freeze with olive oil. The result is a fantastic amalgamation of olive oil and herb – perfect for dethawing and spreading on Italian bread with fresh tomatoes and garlic or adding to chili and tomato sauce recipes.
Recipe for Basil Cubes
1. One giant handful of fresh basil flower tops
2. Olive oil
3. Put the basil in a blender, add a small amount of olive oil. Blend thoroughly into mush.
4. Freeze in ice cube trays.
5. Include in any recipe that calls for basil.
Basil cubes last several months in the freezer and are the perfect solution for adding garden fresh flavor to any recipe that calls for basil. The good news? This technique works for any variety of basil including Thai Basil and Purple Basil. Try it, you will love it!
Written by Shawna Lee Coronado
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