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Can you freeze fresh peas?
If you are lucky enough to have a nice pea crop and want to save it in your freezer, the good news is that knowing how to freeze garden-fresh peas couldn鈥檛 be easier. Step 1: Pick the peas. You should always start with fresh-picked peas. The peas should be round and full inside the pod. Shell the peas into a bowl. Step 2: Boil (blanch) the peas.
How to cook fresh peas from the garden?
Fresh Peas (these can be shelled peas or snow peas) Large Pot with Boiling Water (enough water to cover peas by two inches) Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and cook peas for two minutes ( blanching ). After 2 minutes, remove the blanched peas to a bowl filled with ice cubes and cold water (ice water bath) to stop the cooking process.
How do you Blanch Peas before freezing?
The process of blanching is simply placing the peas into boiling water and then plunging them into ice cold water before freezing. Blanching removes certain enzymes from the peas, these enzymes will cause the peas to start to rot, discolour and taste鈥漮ff鈥?
How do you cook frozen green peas?
Plunge peas into fast boiling water for 90 seconds. No less, no more, Any less will not get rid of the enzymes that cause deterioration. Any more will cook the peas too much and will make them mushy when cooked after freezing. After the 90 seconds is up, immediately plunge the peas into ice cold water and allow them to completely cool.