1 Green conservation features
- 1.1 How to store in the refrigerator
- 1.2 Preparation for the winter period
- 2 Conclusion
Cilantro or coriander is a spicy green herb with an amazing taste and aroma, which is especially appreciated in European, Asian cuisine and in the Caucasus. The enormous benefits, the most valuable essential oils and the piquancy of meat dishes make the housewives use fresh cilantro greens and as preforms for the cold season. How to store cilantro - tell you about it.
Green conservation features
Coriander is called the plant itself, and cilantro is green twigs and leaves. As with any greens, cilantro can be used fresh and as winter supplies.
Depending on how much coriander is planned to be stored, the following storage and storage options are distinguished:
- fresh in the fridge;
- frozen in the freezer;
- dried leaves;
- salted in its own juice or dry salting.
How to store in the refrigerator
Cilantro can stay in the refrigerator for quite a long time and not lose its fresh look, taste, aroma, and, most importantly, its own benefit.
To keep the spice fresh for a long time, you need to follow some recommendations:
A bunch of fresh greens need to inspect for the presence of withering or decaying twigs. They must be removed from the bulk.
To keep the green for a long time, it can not be washed.
It is advisable to slightly cut off the tips of the stalks so that the tubules will open and better absorb water.
Pour clean water into a small glass jar (preferably boiled or from a filter). Put a bunch of cilantro in the container.
Wrap the greens in a plastic bag (it is important that the beam stalks remain in the can and the leaves are in the bag) and tie it up.
Thus, the spicy herb will delight with freshness and goodness for about three weeks.
It is possible that condensate will form on the surface of the bag, which can be prevented by putting a paper napkin inside. Periodically, and the napkin, and the package will have to be changed.
Preparation for the winter period
If you plan on harvesting greenery for the winter, then you will not be able to manage with a regular refrigerator. After all, long-term storage means that spice can be used even in winter.
For you - the instruction in the table and simple recipes how to prepare cilantro for the winter:
Recipe 1. Deep freeze
Greens for the winter, including coriander, can be simply frozen in portion bags and containers.
It is very important to freeze the spice in small portions, because the greens are not subject to re-freezing:
Recipe 2. Freeze in oil
One option is to keep cilantro for the winter fresh. Such blanks are perfect as an additive in salads, soups or sauce:
Recipe 3. Drying
Dried cilantro may not be as intensely green as when frozen, but no less tasty and healthy:
Cilantro can be dried not only naturally, but also in the oven. There she languishes for several hours until completely dry.
Recipe 4. Pickling
Greens stored in the ways listed in the table are stored for at least a year.
You can not dry the spice in the scorching sun, because the sun destroys all the nutrients.
You can indulge yourself with spicy herbs and dishes with fragrant and savory coriander not only in the hot summer, but also in the winter season, if you prepare it yourself with your own hands for winter needs. Use in frozen, dried or pickled grass is a little less than in fresh bunches, but the price of the blank is a rich taste and aroma.
The video in this article will vividly tell about the options for preparing spicy coriander for the winter. If you have questions or you know other ways to save the spice for the winter - write in the comments.
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