Thursday, October 4, 2012
Preserving Culinary Herbs in Salt
Preserving culinary herbs in salt is a great way to have fresh tasting herbs year round. It is especially a good method for preserving herbs that reach their peak during a hot and humid time of year. I have very poor luck trying to dry herbs during the warmer months. I recently harvested all of my French Tarragon at it's peak. It was simple to save it. I just loosely packed a clean glass jar full of fresh picked Tarragon and added fine sea salt. The salt dehydrates while leaving their flavors intact. When I saw this photo of basil preserved on pinterest, I had to share it.
Do you preserve herbs in salt? If so which are your favorites?