Freezing broccoli : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

Hi I've been popping in here reading post and really like this forum. After some very disappointing broccoli for dinner last night, I need some advice on freezeing. I pick my broccoli when young, blanch, chill in ice water and freeze, but it always has that funky bad broccoli taste. We love broccoli.We grow very good spring and fall crops and would love to eat it year round. Thanks

-- sherry (, February 04, 2002


I just rinse mine in salt water ( to get out those camoflauged bugs) and freeze it raw. Tana Mc

-- Tana Mc (, February 04, 2002.

Could it be the soil making the broccoli not taste good? Maybe deficient in minerals?

Do you soak it in salt water for a while then rince it very well before you blanch it?

Are you getting all the worms out of it if any are there?

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (, February 04, 2002.

The broccoli is wonderful when it is fresh. I always wash in salt water. I've never heard of putting it up raw , that would be great. Thanks

-- sherry (, February 04, 2002.

You lose lots of nutrtion when you don't blanch. The heat then cold stop the enzymes.

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (, February 05, 2002.

Hi...I finally figured out that I was steaming/cooking the broccoli too long and that's when it got that 'yucky' broccoli taste.

-- Kathy Osterloh (, July 15, 2003.

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