Subbing Frozen for Fresh
- ArikaDawn May 6, 2008 11:14 AM
I am making an Indian Vegetable Curry for dinner and Naan. The recipe calls for fresh peas, but I do not have acces to those right now. Will frozen work? Will they be too mushy? Do I need to thaw them? I know this may seem like a silly question, but I don't know that I've ever used frozen peas before.
I love frozen peas. They'll work fine, just add them in near the end so they don't get mushy. But, I like them on the al dente side.
jfood uses frozen peas in lots of dishes. And if you have a good selection in the grocer you can get some really nice sweet peas that are great.
BTW - no need to defrost, just bang the package on the counter to individualize them.
M&M jfood drove through your state this past week on the way home from JazzFest. Still drying out like you and hubby are.
The frozen peas worked brilliantly. I just stirred them in with the yogurt at the very end. There was enough heat to thaw them completely and warm them, but they retained a nice pop. They were lovely. I feel like I've discovered a new food, haha. It's funny how sometimes such basic veg's can be overlooked. Anyhow, it was a very successful Indian meal, both in that I now have another veg. to work with and I can make yeast free naan at home in no time.
I use frozen peas all the time for Mater Panir. Make sure to defrost in the microwave before cooking and drain off excess liquid to avoid sogginess.