How to freeze cauliflower correctly
How to freeze cauliflower correctly is our question today. And although there is nothing like eating fresh vegetables, it is not always possible. The pace of life that we often lead makes this difficult. Either due to lack of time or due to the incompatibility of schedules, being able to buy certain ingredients on many occasions is somewhat complicated. It may also be the case of having to freeze vegetables for various situations, such as knowing that we will not be able to consume them before they spoil.
And since not all vegetables or vegetables need the same treatment to freeze them correctly, today we are going to see how to freeze cauliflower in a simple way and without messing up. Doing so is very simple and does not take too long. In this way, you will always have cauliflower on hand to make any recipe or dish that you want. Having frozen cauliflower comes in handy to make preparations such as creams, boiled, and even for delicious cauliflower croquettes with cheese.
- First of all, we are going to wash the piece that we want to freeze very well. This vegetable usually houses insects inside so the first thing to do is get rid of them. To achieve this we put a bowl with cold water and a handful of salt or a good jet of white vinegar. We put the cauliflower in the water and let it soak for at least 10 minutes.
- Then we remove the cauliflower from the water and wash it with plenty of cold water. We remove the leaves and separate the flowers of the size that is most practical for us. It is better to freeze cauliflower in small portions. Since in this way it is more practical to get the one we need at a given moment.
- How what we need is to preserve the properties of cauliflower to the maximum, the best way to freeze cauliflower is by blanching it beforehand. The correct way to do this is by boiling water with a handful of salt and boiling the cauliflower for 2 to 3 minutes in the water. After that time we drain the cauliflower and cool it by putting it under the tap. We let it drain to remove excess moisture before freezing it.
- To preserve frozen cauliflower in an optimal way, the best way is to put it in freezer bags. We can find them in any supermarket and they are very practical. Once bagged, we remove the air and put the packaging date on them.
You can keep the cauliflower frozen for a maximum of 6 months. It is important to note that the texture of this vegetable may vary from when we consume it fresh. To cook it, it is not necessary to defrost beforehand.
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