We love Ice Cube Trays!
These tiny compartments of an ice cube tray are the perfect size for preserving fresh herbs for use latter. I don’t know about your herbs, but ours are bursting their pots and begging to be trimmed.
Herbs are one of the simplest things to preserve in the freezer. When you add olive oil to the process you ensure your herbs will not fall prey to the ugly brown color of freezer burn and they maintain their fresh flavor and aroma.
Have you ever had a recipe that called for a teaspoon of this fresh herb or that fresh herb? You spend the money for a teaspoon of fresh herbs and then you’re frustrated that you have almost a full bunch left over herbs and you think now that was expensive. Stop the grumbling, we have a solution…chop up the left over herbs add them to a few ice cube trays, fill the tray with olive oil for later use in your next recipe that calls for olive oil and that herb.
Once your cubes are frozen, pop them from the tray into a resalable freezer bag for easy access the next time you need a tablespoon or two. You may want to measure what your tray holds, so you can use the right number of cubes in recipes.
We love using these infused cubes to sauté onions in or try a rosemary olive oil cube to flavor popcorn…simply yummy. We also use them to flavor winter stews, roasts, soups and pasta Dishes.
We promise you will find many uses for these little aromatic cubes of joy!
Life is Delicious!