Freezing asparagus is such a great way to elongate the short season, and avoid any waste. Cooking it from frozen also shortens the cooking time a little. Like most vegetables, if frozen raw, the texture, taste, colour and nutritional value of asparagus deteriorates.

Can you freeze fresh asparagus without blanching it?

Asparagus needs to be blanched before freezing, to preserve the color and texture. Without blanching, frozen asparagus will be duller in color and flavor, and won’t have a crisp texture.

Can you freeze fresh raw asparagus?

Yes, you can. Consider preserving this nutrient-dense vegetable. It’s not difficult, and freezing asparagus keeps that one-of-a-kind flavor in season and on your table no matter the market price. On the flip side, frozen spears pack all the flavor you know and love.

Is frozen asparagus good?

So, as you found out, your frozen, defrosted asparagus won’t be good to snack on. But the good news is that it will be perfectly fine for including in certain kinds of dishes. Use it where you wouldn’t need or expect the vegetable to be crisp and firm: soups, stews, casseroles, baked dips.

Can you eat frozen asparagus?

Frozen asparagus is best used in dishes, rather than served as the main ingredient. You won’t be able to make a fresh shaved asparagus salad with it, but you can definitely add it to soups and casseroles, put it in a pasta dish, or add some Parmesan cheese and bake it. How Long Can I Keep Frozen Asparagus?

How to preserve fresh asparagus?

I thought blanching/freezing was a good way to preserve vegetables. (I blanched for three minutes, then put the asparagus in an ice bath, dried off, then froze.) Sounds like you did everything right.

Where can I buy cheap asparagus?

It will soon be asparagus season, and there will be so much cheap fresh asparagus in all the grocery stores and farmer’s markets. Learn how to freeze asparagus so you can have it all year-round!

How long do you boil frozen asparagus?

Blanch small spears 2 minutes, medium spears 3 minutes, and large spears 4 minutes. Add up to one pound of asparagus to the boiling water at a time. Be sure to have ample water in the pot so it returns rapidly to a boil, or you risk overcooking the asparagus, which also contributes to post-freeze mushiness.