Fresh coriander tastes best. But what if you have too much of it? Then it is worth preserving it. We present two simple options here.Dried coriander has a shelf life of up to 6 months. Coriander has long been reserved not only for Asian dishes. The green herb is also increasingly used in our kitchen. Coriander tastes best when it's fresh, of course. Unfortunately, coriander is only available to a limited extent every year, as are many other herbs. So if you want to benefit from the delicious aroma even out of season, you have to ensure that it is preserved in good time.
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Variant 1: Coriander from the cold
If you only want to keep your fresh coriander for a few days, the best thing is to find a place in the fridge. To do this, cut approx. 2 cm from the coriander stems and place the coriander in a bowl or mason jar filled with water. Make sure that the leaves of the coriander do not come into contact with the water.
Then put a plastic bag over the leaves. The leaves and the opening of the glass should be well covered. You can then put the coriander in the fridge. Here he keeps himself well prepared for about 2 weeks.
You can also freeze your coriander instead of in the fridge. To do this, chop the leaves and then put them in portions in ice cube trays or in a freezer bag. The coriander is frozen for months.
Variant 2: dry coriander
If you prefer to use coriander as a dried spice, you can easily dry fresh coriander. To do this, cut approx. 2.5 cm from the stems and remove dry, yellow leaves. Then gather the stems into a bundle and wrap a cord around the stems. These finished bundles are hung upside down in an airy, dry and warm place. You should avoid direct sun, otherwise the coriander will fade.
The herb should have dried after about 14 days. Now you can put it in a jar or jar with a lid. Dried coriander can be kept for around 6 months.