So the Dorot verdict? Have one of these in every herb variety (basil, cilantro, and parsley) in your freezer at all times. Not only are they phenomenally (and surprisingly) fresh tasting but they take convenience to a whole new level. While I wouldn't use them to substitute the real deal in certain applications (i.e. pesto or gremolata, ceviche, etc.), they're perfect to pop into sauces and any other recipe which calls for fresh herbs to be stirred in at the end.
And the gnocchi with tomato basil cream sauce I haphazardly and inexplicably put together late last night after I had cooked dinner? Divine.
And perfectly basil-y.
Seek these out at your soonest convenience. You'll sleep soundly knowing they're tucked away in your freezer. Or at least they seem to have that kind of calming effect on me. Nothing scarier than a last minute dinner guest and no fresh herbs in sight. Make that no fresh herbs and no wine. Nothing. Scarier. Exists.
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