Buy frozen products at the end of your grocery trip. You could even use isothermal bags or in extreme heat, a cooler. Put them in the freezer as soon as you get home.
Do not overfill your freezer. To ensure that products are maintained when in the freezer, air must be able to circulate around them freelly.
Consume frozen products as quickly as possible after purchase in order to maximize the benefits: taste, texture and nutritional value.
Don’t thaw frozen vegetables on the counter or in the fridge. They are best steamed or sautéed as soon as you take them out of the freezer. Use as little water as possible and avoid overcooking them.
Do not overcook. Vegetables have been precooked before freezing. For best results, use a fork to prick the vegetables to see if they are done.
Avoid cross-contamination. Sauté our blanch frozen vegetables before mixing them with other hot or cold food.
Add a dash of originality to your dishes. . Add broccoli florets to your stir-fry and corn niblets to your soups or spinach to your spaghetti sauces.
Sauté your vegetables in a very hot pan or wok so that they do not boil.
Get everyone’s mouths watering by adding colourful vegetables.
Replace rich sauces with vegetable purées and coulis.
Make your vegetables smell delicious delicious by using fresh or dried herbs, grated parmesan cheese,Espelette peppers, lemon zest, homemade bacon bits or cooked, chopped pancetta. Or even mix your vegetables with pesto, seasoned oil or vinegar.
Season your vegetables before putting them in the microwave. Preparing them this way enhances their taste and aroma during the cooking process.
Stuff chicken breasts or pork chops with frozen vegetables and cheese.
Think Asian vegetables for your stir-fries. Add a touch of hoisin, black bean or oyster sauce.
Spice up your stir-fries with Thai curry (yellow red or green) or some Sambal Oelek.
Elevate your stir-fries by using flavoured oils like lemon, hot pepper or grilled sesame seed.
Add frozen vegetables to your omelettes pour des déjeuners express lors des matins pressés.
Add a touch of originality to your muffins and breakfast breads by incorporating crushed frozen vegetables to your recipes.
Transform your vegetables into purées. The Californian mix or sweet peas make excellent hummus and guacamoles.
Add frozen spinach to your homemade smoothies to get the most vitamins.