Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blanching

Today I tried my hand at blanching. We received over a case of cauliflower in our kitchen basket this morning. Amazing! My chickadees love it cooked or raw. Myself, I can't stand the smell of it and if it smells that bad why would one want to eat it? Yuck!

Anyway, the girls really enjoy it. So I pulled out a big pot with strainer. Added a good amount of salt and fresh water. Brought it to a boil and popped in the cauliflower. I let them boil for 3 minutes, then ran them under cold water and popped them into freezer bags. Hopefully it will taste great! (I will not be taste testing)

I had enough to create 8 meals, keep 3 fresh heads in fridge and give 7 away! It just seemed to multiply.

What's your favorite Cauliflower recipe? I need ideas.

Give blanching a try. It super quick and easy!

julie

3 comments:

Champion Builders said...

I've always wondering how blanching was done.

Schilinski Clan said...

I blanch a lot of my veggies as everything is seasonal here and can't always get what I want. Plus everything is fresh (great I know), it does help having some frozen veggies for quick meals.... try putting them in ice water, to freezer, for an even crunchier taste.
Hmmmm... best cauliflower recipe, cheesy cauliflower casserole. I know, totally unhealthy, but ohhhh so good! A Christmas staple at our house.

wendyywy said...

Bake them with cheese, or

Blanch them and smother with bechamel sauce :)