How to freeze parsley so that you always have it at hand? With a few tips and tricks, you will always have parsley available for your dishes. Tips on how to flavour parsley and make it even tastier.
Parsley is an ingredient that is used a lot in cooking for the preparation of many different dishes. For this reason, it is important to always have it on hand. If we don’t always have it fresh, however, we can find out how to freeze parsley so that we always have it ready and, in turn, use it as we want.
Indeed, parsley is used to season many dishes, to enrich sauces and dressings, but also to flavour breadcrumbs, salads or grilled fish.
How to freeze chopped parsley?
The first thing you will need to do is find some very fresh parsley, which you will have to wash under cold running water and then clean off any yellowed or not perfectly green leaves.
Once this is done, blot the parsley with a tea towel to remove any residual water. It is important, in fact, that the parsley is well dried because otherwise frost or ice would form during freezing.
Also remove the central stem and transfer the parsley leaves to a blender or chopping board. You can, in fact, decide to chop it using a knife or a crescent moon or with a mixer. In the latter case, however, you have to be careful not to blend too long as otherwise you will get a cream.
Now all you have to do is transfer the parsley to a plastic container and place it in the freezer.
If you prefer, you can flavour the parsley before freezing it. You can, for example, add a couple of cloves of garlic in the blender or on the cutting board, also some chilli pepper, for example. Peppercorns are also excellent.
In this way, your parsley will become an even richer and tastier condiment. Everything depends, of course, on the type of dish you are going to use it on.
In the garlic or chilli pepper version, for example, it will be great on fish and salads. Since it is an ingredient with a wide range of uses in the kitchen, the possibilities are always endless.
How long does frozen parsley keep?
Once frozen, parsley can be stored for a long time, but it is recommended not to exceed 9 months.
Once thawed, parsley cannot be frozen again. Take care, therefore, not to keep it at room temperature during the preparation of your dishes if you do not intend to use it all.