Preserving brassica flowers

ronwestMay 10, 2013

Last years Brussels sprouts are in full bloom and I've been enjoying the flowers in salads and whatnot. Is there a way to preserve the flowers to enjoy them in the upcoming months? I was thinking of freezing a tray but thought they might be too delicate. Maybe they are just meant to be enjoyed in the moment?

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Try dehydrating them as with herbs.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 8:04PM
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planatus(6)

Freeze them in ice cubes, using water or a clearish juice. The mini-cube trays are good for this. When frozen, transfer to freezer bags.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 6:47AM
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ronwest

Yea, I guess the ice cube trick would be the best. I do that with basil and other herbs. Kinda limp when thawed though. Oh well, I guess as with squash blossoms enjoy 'em while you can!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:33PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Maybe pickle them, using a recipe for dilly beans or pickled okra.

Jim

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:51PM
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ronwest

This weeks local alt rag actually has a good idea - kale floret pesto. I'll be freezing a batch of this!
http://citypaper.com/special/sizzlinsummer/marketable-skills-1.1489203

Here is a link that might be useful: Kale floret pesto

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 12:27PM
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