Unlock the Secret to Month-Long Fresh Parsley: The Bowl Method

Parsley in bowl

The captivating aroma of fresh parsley, often hailed as the king of flavorings, adds an indescribable allure to dishes. Beyond its culinary prowess, parsley boasts a plethora of benefits for the body. If you’re yearning to preserve this culinary gem for an entire month, chefs share their extraordinary trick.

Fresh parsley preservation methods abound, and before delving into the bowl method, there are quick and easy alternatives to explore. One clever technique involves placing the aromatic plant inside a damp, unprinted napkin, wrapping it, and sealing everything in an airtight bag within the fridge. This method ensures that the leaves remain intact and do not dry out.

Another approach is freezing. After thorough washing and drying, chop the parsley into thin pieces or use a chopper for added convenience. Fill the compartments of an ice tray with the chopped parsley, adding a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to each cube for enhanced freshness. Place the tray in the freezer, and voilà—retrieve a cube whenever needed.

Sliced parsley

However, the most favored method, as employed by chefs, guarantees parsley preservation for over a month. Start by washing and thoroughly drying the parsley, finely chopping it inside a bowl. Once the bowl is full, transfer the contents into a glass jar equipped with an airtight seal. Store the jar in a cool, dry place (not the fridge) for a month.

Fresh parsley

Alternatively, an innovative parsley bowl method involves trimming the stems to about 12mm, allowing them to absorb essential water. Ensure the leaves are dry, and place the stems in a glass bowl filled with 3/4 of water. To preserve the parsley, wrap a classic plastic bag around the bowl, securing it with an elastic band before placing it in the refrigerator. This method is renowned for maintaining leaf moisture and preventing them from drying out.