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Fresh Sweet Basil

Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,861
edited June 2012 in Sauces, Rubs, Marinades
3 weeks ago a friend gave me a gallon zip loc bag of sweet basil.  Made the obligatory pesto, pizza and red sauce. 
 Yesterday he gifted me with another bag same size.  Can I just put in food processor with water or evoo , puree and freeze for the future? 
Any thoughts are eggpreciated.
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 1,655
    No need for water...  Just put in food processor, add evoo at the end and freeze in ice cube trays.

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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 1,655
    edited June 2012
    edit: posted twice...

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,109
    i freeze any basil i have in the fall, it keeps its flavor but basil turns black when frozen, still its fine added to sauces and stews but it wont look fresh again
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  • mrjwhitmrjwhit Posts: 83
    My little girl's have a garden and wouldn't you know we were trying to decide what to do with the basil tree we've grown. Thanks for the ideas. What about cilantro, chives and thyme? 
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I've always freeze extra pesto. Then in the food processor i add the EVOO, and if i keep it on a jar, i make sure there is a layer of EVOO on the top to keep air out.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
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