How to freeze Sorrel (Shchavel) is a great thing to know how to do. One of the best things about growing sorrel (shchavel), is being able to freeze it for winter. Oh how we enjoy Sorrel Soup when it’s cold out and a bowl of hot soup does wonders. I love the Classic Russian Sorrel Soup and the flavor the lemon, sour like sorrel leaves gives the soup. I have sorrel growing in my garden, I love that the leaves come back every year and do so great. I cut them down once the leaves are big enough and new leaves will grow.

Another great thing to do is storing fresh herbs to add to your meals.

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How do I freeze sorrel for those winter days?

Ingredients for freezing sorrel-

Sorrel

Freezer bags

Parsley, optional

Dill, optional

How to freeze sorrel (schchavel)-

Wash leaves and lays them out to completely dry. Chop as if you would for soup. Chop herbs. Place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to several months.

Tip: Since I add parsley and dill into my Sorrel Soup, what I do is make baggies with enough sorrel for 1 recipe of the Soup, I add the herbs in with it and breeze together. When making the soup in the winter, I don’t have to worry about finding fresh herbs, they are already in my baggie. You’re welcome.

Tip: To keep from the leaves have a freezer like taste. Once I place all the sorrel and herbs into baggies, I place the bags into a container. Holds up a lot better that way, freezer is more organized and easier to find things.

How to freeze Sorrel (Shchavel)

A great way to freeze sorrel (shchavel) for winter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sorrel
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • Sorrel
  • Parsley, optional
  • Dill, optional

Instructions

  • Wash leaves and lay them out to completely dry. Chop as if you would for soup. Chop herbs. Place in freezer bag. Freeze for up to several months.
  • Tip: Since I add parsley and dill into my Sorrel Soup, what I do is make baggies with enough sorrel for 1 recipe of the Soup, I add the herbs in with it and breeze together. When making the soup in the winter, I don’t have to worry about finding fresh herbs, they are already in my baggie. You’re welcome.
  • Tip: To keep the leaves from having a freezer like taste. Once I place all the sorrel and herbs into baggies, I place the bags into a container. Holds up a lot better that way, the freezer is more organized and easier to find things.

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