I froze fresh lemongrass stalks inside a quart Ziploc bag. I though these bags were more impermeable to smell. But now everything I put in my freezer ends up having a intense lemongrass smell.
How to avoid this?
Shall I put one bag inside another?
Will this be enough?
Are there better alternatives?
Or is a plastic container the only possible way to contain smells?
Pegeen is a trusted home cook.
You can buy heavier freezer-quality bags but it sounds like your lemongrass needs some additional wrapping no matter what - perhaps waxed paper inside a heavier bag, or two plastic bags.
You reminded me of this technique for freezing herbs in ice water. I wonder if this would help contain the fragrance (storing the iced versions in a heavy plastic bag, of course).
HalfPint is a trusted home cook.
I would wrap them in heavy duty aluminum foil and then into a Ziploc.
Thanks. I'll try both approaches.
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