Green peas (Frozen peas) are quiet cheap in market in this season so why not make the best out of it by preserving them at home without any added chemical preservatives. Peas being sweet in taste are also rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, low in fat (0.4 g per 100 g) and providing an energy of 81 kcal making it an important part of our kitchen and diet. Though, its price go high off-season as peas require cool temperature to fruit. 10 to 18° C of temperature is best for its growth.
So, lets now start with the freezing process of peas to make Frozen peas:
- First of all, get fresh peas from the market and remove all the seeds from the pods and then wash them with clean water to remove any sort of impurities.
- The next step is to boil the water.
- When the water starts to boil completely and the bubbles starts to show due to boiling, add the peas.
- When the peas starts to float over the surface of the water, put the heat off and immediately transfer the seeds to cold water, this will stop the cooking process.
- Now remove the seeds from the water and place them over a kitchen towel or tissue paper as per your convenience. The purpose to do so is to dry the water from the surface of peas.
- When the water is dried from the peas, keep them in an air tight container or a zip lock bag and store it in the freezer.
- Do not forget to mention the date on the container so that you can know till when it has to be used.
Peas can be stored this way for a year, but it is best suggested to be used within 6-9 months.
Put the frozen peas in normal water for 5-10 minutes before cooking to remove the ice and reduce the hardness which will ultimately reduce your cooking time.