Basil Preserved in Parmesan Cheese
ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 2 cups
recipe id: 70060
1 large bunch fresh basil
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Remove the basil leaves from the stems. Discard the stems.
Rinse the leaves and dry them in a salad spinner. Pat off any excess water with a clean lint free cotton kitchen towel.
Roll the leaves into a cigar shape and cut in ribbons. You should have 1 1/4 cups of basil ribbons.
Place 1/4 inch of Parmesan cheese in the bottom of a one cup freezer safe jar or freezer safe plastic container; add a layer of basil, then another 1/4 inch layer of cheese.
Keep adding layers of cheese and basil until you are 1/4 inch away from the top of the jar, ending with a cheese layer.
Gently pat down on the top to remove any air pockets.
Add cheese to fill the jar to the top.
Cover with the jar with the lid and freeze.
This mixture will stay fresh in your refrigerator for one week and can be frozen for up to one year.
Thaw overnight before using.
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