Fresh herbs can really make a dish. Sprinkling on something as simple as parsley to finish off a dish not only makes it look pretty, but adds just a hint of freshness that can brighten the dish.
I used to have a serious problem with keeping fresh herbs, especially cilantro and parsley, well…fresh. I would keep them inside their produce plastic bag and shove them inside the crisper drawer. Feel free to shake your heads in disappointment.
But the woman I nannied for taught me an herb-alicious trick. She would take a tall drinking glass, fill it up with an inch or so of water and toss in the parsley, cilantro, basil, etc. upright and store it in the fridge that way. Like a bouquet of flowers:
Those herbs lasted twice as long and were easy access. Just reach into the fridge and snip or pull some off.
Of course, there may have been a spilled glass or two in the four years I worked there. But there’s really never any use crying over spilled herb water, or something like that.
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I’ve had the same problem, trying to keep herbs fresh for longer than a few days. Grocery shop on Monday & will try this w/ fresh cilantro (notoriously short shelve life). Thanks for posting-
you’re welcome! Your herbs will stay much longer thanks to this method!