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Preserving brassica flowers

Posted by RonWest (My Page) on
Fri, May 10, 13 at 19:02

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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RE: Preserving brassica flowers

Try dehydrating them as with herbs.

Dave


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RE: Preserving brassica flowers

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.


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RE: Preserving brassica flowers

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!


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RE: Preserving brassica flowers

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

Jim


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RE: Preserving brassica flowers

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


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