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 Post subject: Herbs: Fresh vs. Dried
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:04 am 
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Okay, I'll admit it - I hate dealing with fresh herbs. The washing, the drying, the chopping, chopping, chopping, not to mention they're expensive! I wish I could find a way to enjoy it the way I have with chopping pounds of vegetable for soup, but I can't.

So here's the question: Is there a way to substitute dried herbs for fresh?

I would have thought to up the amount if you're switching from fresh to dried because fresh has more flavor, but apparently I'm mistaken. Help please?


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 Post subject: Re: Herbs: Fresh vs. Dried
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:13 am 
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Any time I buy fresh herbs, I use some and the rest goes bad. and the chopping is annoying.

And yes you have to use less of the dried. I guess the flavor is sort of concentrated now that the water is dried up.
Fresh has better flavor, not stronger. Actually, I think it's better because it's not as strong.

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 Post subject: Re: Herbs: Fresh vs. Dried
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:29 am 
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I split the difference and use freeze dried (http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/litehousefoods_2078_73632). It's as convenient as regular dried but more expensive, and the flavour is better than regular dried but not as good as fresh. And no waste.


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 Post subject: Re: Herbs: Fresh vs. Dried
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:18 am 
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I've read somewhere that you can sub dried for fresh by using 1 teaspoon of dried for 1 tablespoon fresh. I don't know how accurate that is though!

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 Post subject: Re: Herbs: Fresh vs. Dried
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:28 am 
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I've always used the 3:1 ratio. 3 parts fresh = 1 part dried. basically, what pannkakan said.

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