Saturday, September 1, 2012
Freeze Fresh Produce
Don't want summer to end? Wish you could have some of this awesome fresh produce in the middle of winter? You can....it's very easy!!
Take whatever it is you want to freeze and place it on a cookie sheet, spread out into one even layer. In the case of my broccoli, I cut it into bite size pieces first. For something like berries, simply spread them out.
Place cookie sheet in the freezer for 1-3 hours, depending on what you have, until frozen. This is basically what Green Giant and other places do to make the frozen veggies you buy in the store, only they have a fancy freezer as big as a building and a huge conveyor belt running through it! I accidentally forgot about the tray and left it overnight, but there was no damage done!
If you have a vacuum sealer, that works best because it will last a lot longer in the freezer with no freezer burn. But, since you flash froze your produce already, you can simply place it in a freezer zip top bag and it will still last awhile.
I like to package things into single use. This is enough broccoli in one bag for the two of us as a side dish for dinner and sometimes enough for me to have with whatever leftovers the next day.
Give it a try, and let me know what you freeze!
Until Next Time.....