Friday, April 17, 2009

Product Review: Daregal Frozen Herbs

So, I've mentioned these frozen herbs several time already. I used them in my spaghetti al amatraciana and I've also used them in a couple things I haven't posted about yet. But I will, some of them came out particularly well. But here is my final verdict on the herbs: they are awesome. The next best thing to having an herb garden. The taste isn't quite as good as never frozen fresh herbs, but the fact that they keep for months and still taste almost as good as fresh stuff is the best. I have a terrible time using up the big boxes of fresh herbs before they go bad and this is the perfect solution.I wouldn't suggest trying to make pesto with them, you would need several containers, but for the normal seasoning of stuff they are great.

Here's their website, it tells you where you can buy them and if they aren't available near you, they deliver. The prices are pretty good, especially when you factor in the fact that you won't have to chop or clean any of the herbs. Not to mention that you should be able to use them all before they go bad. That way you don't have to feel bad throwing out that nasty, wet, half rotted old basil that you really meant to do something with but it got stuffed into the back of the fridge for a couple weeks and now... now it's just one more thing that needs to be cleaned up.

Oh, I forgot to mention what herbs they have. They have basil, oregano, dill, cilantro, Italian parsley, the Original Blend (which is basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme), the Grilling Blend (thyme, rosemary, savory and parsley) and the Italian Blend (parsley, red onion, oregano, basil and thyme). I've used and enjoyed all of them except for the dill, I need to get some Greek yogurt so I can make some tzatziki. Or maybe I could put some on potatoes...

8 comments:

tamilyn said...

I need to look these up. I am forever throwing away half a bunch of this or that. Thanks for the review!!
ps-did I have to get a 13 digit word verification after drinking 2 glasses of wine????

Wandering Coyote said...

I have never seen such a thing before, and I'm pretty sure we don't get these in Canada! GR!

Reeni♥ said...

I just threw out a whole bunch of cilantro...it hurts when I have to do that. Which brings me to this - couldn't we just freeze our own fresh herbs?

Bob said...

tamilyn: Heh, isn't that always the way? :)

Wandering Coyote: They do mail order too, but I'm not sure how much it costs.

Reeni: Sure, you could definitely freeze your own, I know people who do it and have great results. These are a convenience thing, mostly, although they also aren't expensive.

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

okay..i love the idea of freezing herbs...that's what I am going to do darnit! I am growing my own...so now I know.

noble pig said...

Yes, potato ho man-dill on potatoes. Do it.

Tangled Noodle said...

Thanks for the info! During the winter, the only fresh herbs I can use are green onions, parsley and cilantro because they're relatively inexpensive, although I still end up throwing a lot of it away. Now that it's warming up, I can plant my herb garden again. But products like this will come in handy when everything freezes over again.

Mindy said...

I can get these in France, too, and I love them! They're very handy for winter and for people who don't have room to garden. :-) In France, they also have minced garlic, shallots and onion, which can also come in handy when you forgot to get shallots at the store.

The problem with freezing your own fresh herbs is that sometimes they lose their flavor after too long. I've frozen cilantro before, and it's great for about a month or so, but then they start losing their cilantro flavor and just start tasting like parsley.

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