Sunday, 17 July 2011
Busy Blanching and Freezing
These were harvested Saturday morning then blanched and packaged up for the freezer in the afternoon.
Just like the last batch, I soaked all of it in salt water in the sink for a couple of hours to remove dirt and any bugs. I'll take a huge sink full of broccoli and cauliflower over dirty dishes any day!
I steam blanched each batch for 2 minutes then packaged it all up in Ziplocks for the freezer. Each packet weighs about 850g and is the perfect size for us as a side dish.
We love broccoli (especially homegrown).