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Course: Sides & Salads
Keyword: Frozen, Frozen Green Peas, Hacks, Make-Ahead, Sides, Vegetables

Frozen Green Peas

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 11 minutes
Yield: 1 pound
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  • 1 gallon plus 2 quarts water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound fresh shelled green peas
  • 1 1/2 pounds ice
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 11 minutes
Yield: 1 pound

Procedure

  • Combine the gallon of water and kosher salt in a 8-quart pot and place over high heat. Just before the water boils, combine the remaining 2 quarts of water and the ice in a separate container. Set aside.
  • Once the water boils, add the peas and cook for 1 minute. Immediately drain the peas in a colander and then transfer to the ice water. Shock for one minute. Pour the peas back through the colander and transfer to a half-sheet pan lined with three layers of paper towels. Pat dry with additional paper towels. Place the tray in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, remove the paper towels and place the sheet pan on the bottom of the freezer. Leave the peas on the sheet pan for 2 hours. Once frozen, transfer them to a 1-gallon zip-top bag. Lay the bag flat on a counter and using a straw, suck out any remaining air in the bag. Label and return to the freezer for up to 3 months.
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