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Keeping Herbs Fresh

Keeping Herbs Fresh

Keeping Herbs Fresh

Keeping Herbs Fresh By now, you realize how strongly I advocate using all fresh ingredients and there’s no aspect of Indonesian cuisine that warrants that rule more than using fresh herbs. Most of us don’t have the time to shop more than once a week so I use this technique to save time and cost, and prevent waste. As soon as you get home with fresh herbs, rinse each type in cold water and drain thoroughly. Using either a paper towel lined basket or baking sheet, spread the herbs gently and pat dry with another paper towel. Allow them to air dry completely for at least several hours up to overnight. Once they are thoroughly dried, store each type separately in zip lock bags lined with new sheets of paper towels.