I received a sampler of Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen herbs to review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR campaign. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received
Fresh Frozen Herbs. I love those three words. Over the last couple of years I have seen these hit the market and I am so excited about it. I hate when I purchase fresh herbs for one small recipe and the rest sit in my refrigerator, rotting. Now, with companies like Daregal, there are no more rotten herbs sitting in my house. It’s so easy to open your freezer door and grab these little boxes out. They have a 36 month shelf life. They are GMO-free and Gluten Free, salt free and preservative free.
I was reading on their website that they freeze the herbs within 3 hours of harvesting. In my opinion, that’s better than the ones we buy at the grocery store. Imagine the ones found there – they are harvested in, probably another country, then packaged and shipped to a distributor who then ships it to a regional area and then to your store. I wonder how many days that whole process takes? I love the idea of the 3 hour time frame that Daregal uses.
I received a combo pack of herbs to test out. I decided to use three of them right away in my turkey meatloaf recipe.
I added in the Basil, Garlic and Onion to my meatloaf mixture.
In my meatloaf mixture:
2 lbs Turkey
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
I used about 1/2 cup of Chipotle Apple Dressing (similar to pepper jelly) – you can use BBQ Sauce, Ketchup or any other sauce to add in extra flavor
a generous sprinkle of Daregal Basil, Garlic and Onions
Mix and put in muffin tins. I had jumbo tins I used. I forgot to keep track of how long it took to bake (at 350) but it was around 30-45 minutes. I have a meat thermometer and I kept checking the inside temperature.
Before baking I spread on more of the Chipotle Apple dressing.
My Turkey Meatloaf
Daregal Fresh Frozen Herbs are on Amazon and in the Northeast region at Stop n Shop, Giant Landover and Shaws.