May 28, 2010

Prepping Vegetables

I love taking a day when I have some free time and prepping my vegetables for later usage. I always wash, dry and then slice and dice away. I slices carrots, dice onions, chop scallions, chop bell peppers, make ginger paste and cut the stems off chili's. I individually wrap each one in a 1 quart freezer bag. Make sure you get most of the air out of the bag so they do not get freezer burn. I label mine but I personally do not date them because I use them so frequently. If you will not then you should date them.

Prepping your vegetables saves so much time, you would not believe it. We all have days were not in the mood to cook or were just in a hurry. Regardless of what your reason is this is a great method for any cook. The vegetables stay fresh and full of nutrients as well. I just grab some frozen and throw it in the pan I am cooking in and there you go fresh vegetables in no time.

7 fabulous comments:

  1. Do you freeze raw onions?

  2. I also do this and it's great to have during the busy week! Also, when I can't get to the store regularly and fresh goes bad quickly.

  3. Salaam, great idea! How do the carrots turn out? I've tried freezing whole carrots and they were completely ruined. They thawed into a mushy black puddle, it was gross. Is it much different if you slice them first?

  4. Cosmic yes I always freeze all of this raw and they are as fresh as ever when they come out.

    Meeso I agree I hate wasting anything and this is the perfect way to never waste anything again.

    Muslim Wife I have never tried freezing anything whole but I would think you would get that result with anything whole. Slicing and dicing is really the best and easiest because you can throw what you need in the pan.

  5. assalamu alaykum to unfreeze them how do you do? dont get they all freezed? do you put them in the microwave?

  6. Toush, Alaykum Salam you do not unfreeze them. You take out what you need and add them to what dish you are cooking. These are for cooking purposes only. Use fresh for salads, etc.

  7. salam alaykum noor,
    I froze some strawberries a while ago and they are whole, i was wondering have you got any ideas of what i could do with them? i haven't my ice cream maker anymore so making ice cream is out of the question. Do you know of any drinks i could make using them?
    JazakAllahu Khairan for the prep advice of vegetables, i really should do this because we always end up wasting alot of fresh produce astagfirullah.


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