Vegetables and Fruit forum: Preserving Cilantro ?

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jan 19, 2012 8:30 AM CST
I got this big ol' baggie of cilantro from some friends and am having a hard time using it up, but hate to waste it. I suspect that drying won't work or I would have seen it in the spice row at the grocery store ... any other suggestions?
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SongofJoy
Jan 19, 2012 9:59 AM CST
I've frozen it. Store in bags in the freezer.
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gardengus
Jan 19, 2012 11:30 AM CST
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Yes frozen is the best for flavor.
It can be frozen whole then just chop a bit off when you need it or chopped all up and cut off the needed amount.
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Patti1957
Jan 19, 2012 3:17 PM CST
I have it in my spice rack. Schilling brand dried cilantro leaves.


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gardengus
Jan 19, 2012 3:25 PM CST
I have tried drying it with no problem , but it seems to loose most of it's flavor and aroma.
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Patti1957
Jan 19, 2012 3:32 PM CST
Cinda, I agree it is not the same as fresh or frozen.


Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jan 19, 2012 10:09 PM CST
Great, thanks much, to the freezer with it.
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