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Old May 8, 2015   #1
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Is there a good way to freeze broccoli so when you thaw it out it isn't a mushy mess?

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Is there a good way to freeze broccoli so when you thaw it out it isn't a mushy mess?

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do you blanch it first?
Ive blanced it with steam and that seems to work well.
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Is there a good way to freeze broccoli so when you thaw it out it isn't a mushy mess?

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do you blanch it first?
Steam works well to blanch it. Chill it real quick in icy brine.
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Blanch them, immediately plunge into an ice bath. Dry it off as best you can and freeze.
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And don't let it thaw before steam cooking it. Out of the freezer and right into the steaming pot. The thawing makes it mushy.

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