Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Daregal Gourmet Herbs, frozen fresh herbs you will love #Giveaway

 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.




Do you love to cook? Well one of my favorite things to do, is to experiment and have fun in the kitchen, trying new recipes and new products. So when I had the chance to check out a few fresh frozen herbs from Daregal Gourmet
Fresh Frozen Herbs, I was so excited! Any reason to stretch my legs out in the kitchen and try something new. For those who are not familiar with Daregal Gourmet Herbs, here is a little more information about the company from the website:

The Daregal company is family owned company since 1887 located in Milly-la-Foret, France.  Daregal created the first IQF herbs in 1976, Owning and operating their own production, quality testing and warehousing facilities. Partnerships with farmers allows us to control the entire process from seed to fork. With customed designed patented machinery for  harvesting and manufacturing. Their herbs are grown in open fields and harvested at the optimal  maturity. Daregal is the  World’s leading producer of culinary grade aromatic herbs Washed, Chopped and Ready to add to any meal.


I was very fortunate to try out a variety of herbs including:
Parsley
Cilantro
Estragon (this is Tarragon)
Salade (this is a salad topper)
 As a busy working mom, the time I spend cooking I enjoy but I can’t be in the kitchen for hours. I have so much to do, I have to clean cook help my daughter with her homework all before my husband is home from work (well I don’t have to have it all done… I just like to be a superwoman and do it all) so when I cook I like to get fancy with things I have in the house already. Simply using what I have in the cabinets, freezer and refrigerator to make a great meal.  I wanted to try something new and I came up with spicy lime cilantro burritos. Here is what you need to make this yummy dinner, most ingredients you should have in your home.  So I whipped up this recipe, using the Daregal Gourmet Herb Cilantro.


Spicy Lime Cilantro Burritos

1 lb Ground beef
Teaspoon of lime juice
Teaspoon- of chili powder
½ cup water
1 cup of readymade rice
Teaspoon of Daregal Gourmet Herb Cilantro
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Cheese to top burritos (cheese can be whatever you like, we went with feta, to make this unique)
Burrito tortilla shells

For optional spicy mayo topping

2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
Dash of cilantro
Dash of sriracha
Squirt of lime
 First up, brown the ground beef according to instructions on the package. When browned drain well, add salt, pepper, chili spice, and water to meat. Continue to cook, mix well. Add lime to meat, add Daregal Gourmet Herb Cilantro mix in cooked rice.


Top burrito shell with desired amount of meat, sprinkle some more Daregal Gourmet Herb Cilantro on top of meat, top with cheese and spicy mayo topping. Serve right away, and enjoy!

So what did my family think of this dinner? Well they loved it! It was spicy and tangy from the lime. The cilantro really stood out and made this a great meal.  To use these herbs simply remove from the freezer, shake box to loosen herbs then lift lid. Sprinkle the desired amount onto meal. Return to freezer immediately after use, easy huh?

The parsley was a great addition to my tomato spaghetti sauce. It gave my homemade sauce a great flavor that was a hit.  I loved the tarragon, this was wonderful in a bĂ©arnaise sauce I made for breakfast for my husband’s eggs benedict. He adored the flavoring of the sauce, and he cleaned his plate in record time and came back for seconds. And last but certainty not least was the salad topper. The salad topper is a bad name for it, because these herbs are so much more. They really jazzed up my boring salads giving my salad a more flavorful and robust flavor that made lunch that much better.


With Daregal Gourmet Herbs I can always have fresh frozen herbs in the freezer, ready to go.  I know what some may be thinking frozen herbs? What? I thought, herbs were either fresh or dried? Not true, quick freezing the herbs like Daregal Gourmet Herbs  does, this preserves the color, flavor, texture and fragrance.   The herbs taste fresh, and delicious. What I love about Daregal Gourmet Herbs, is that the herbs can be sprinkled without defrosting. Along with being super easy to use, they have a long lasting life, the Daregal Gourmet Herbs can last for three years in the freezer!



So if you are looking for some great herbs, ditch the dried lifeless and tasteless herbs that are in the cabinet. Try something new, some fresh frozen flavorful herbs that will be fresh from your freezer. Overall I was very happy with Daregal Gourmet Herbs. With all of the herbs, you could really taste the fresh taste of the herbs, much more than you can with dried herbs. I am a convert, now I will stick with fresh frozen herbs from Daregal Gourmet Herbs no more dried herbs for me. I am sure you will love these great herbs as much as we did.

The generous folks at Daregal are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a Daregal Gourmet Herb Sampler! Would you like to win? Please let me know your favorite ways to use herbs. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.

 What frozen herb from from Daregal Gourmet would you like to try the most, and what would you cook using the herbs?


Buy it:

 Daregal Gourmet herbs are available on Amazon.com and in the Northeast region at Stop n Shop, Giant Landover, and Shaws.


You can also purchase online at the Daregal Gourmet Amazon store 

Win it:

One winner will win a Daregal Gourmet Herb Sampler


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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received spices to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .
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49 comments:

  1. We love to use cilantro in our homemade cilantro!

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  2. I love to add herbs to everything! Without them food would be so boring!

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  3. I love to use Herbs in almost all my main dishes. Health and keep your food from tasting boring! Great review

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  4. I love to use herbs when I cook - especially in spaghetti sauce and salsas

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  5. I love to use fresh cilantro in my tacos!

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  6. I like cilantro on top of pizza.

    Hope to win!

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  7. I like to put herbs in sauce.I like to use fresh basil the most.

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  8. I love to use herbs when I cook and in the soups I make. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I use a lot of herbs when I make pasta

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  10. I love cilantro, I put it in salsa, guacamole, tacos and burritos it ads a great freshness to a meal

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  11. Love to put herbs in soups and sauces
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  12. I like to use herbs when I cook spaghetti sauce.

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  13. I love to use fresh cilantro in salsa

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  14. I use them in salads, pasta, and fish dishes.

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  15. Dips, pasta, salads, soup, chicken dishes, etc.

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  16. I like to use herbs in my homemake soups, salads and baking.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  17. I use herbs in nearly every dish I make! I love to experiment with them. Sometimes disastrous, always interesting! ;)

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  18. We use it in many of the dishes we make: soup, salads, burritos, tacos, roast beef
    asketcher2@hotmail.com

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  19. love to use cilantro in homemade salsa

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  20. I love using herbs in homemade sauces, soups and salsa.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. I use herbs on everything from rubs, marinades, toppings, drinks & many recipes.

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  22. Fresh herbs are the only way to go --- I use so many!

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  23. I use them a lot, often is soup and pasta

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  24. I like unique herbs in my Italian sauces!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  25. My favorite ways to use herbs are in pasta. Herbs & pasta are both so versatile that the possibilities are almost endless.

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  26. I am a fairly new cook. My favorite spice to use is basil. I like to search the internet for recipes that have basil. lol

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  27. Herbs in everything. I like to use Herbs on salads , and on my cooked veggies as well. They are great in omelets. casseroles and soups can be uniquely yours with the addition of your favorite herbs.

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  28. we had a bounty of basil this summer. i make pesto out of it and my kids eat healthy and love every minute of it!
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I love using them in spaghetti sauce and chili

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  30. I love using them to make red sauce.

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  31. We love herbs in our soups and stews!

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  32. In making pasta sauces and on pizza's =)

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  33. Basil and chives. I use basil is almost all of my italian cooking and chives in my eggs. Ashley Eberwein

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  34. I use herbs in everything I cook. Love it!

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  35. I like to put herbs in receipes.

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  36. I love to use spices and herbs and make my own sauces for pasta! I also use them in dips for parties and everything!
    allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  37. Adding to sketti!!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  38. I love to use them on pasta and on potatoes!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I like using herbs in spaghetti sauce and on my roasted potatoes.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  40. I use herbs in spaghetti sauce and in my roasted potatoes
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  41. I add at least a few herbs to just about everything I cook - pasta sauce, burgers, eggs, pizza...

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