I was given 2 large bunches of spinach, so I wanted to preserve it for future use...We don't usually eat spinach on it's own as a side vegetable, but I love adding it to recipes like quiche, stir-fries, soups and stocks etc.
Place a huge pot of water on the stove to boil....once boiling .
Wash and rinse the spinach, then cut to size the way you use spinach. I cut mine into about 1/2 inch strips....this way I can use it as is, or shred it more later depending on the recipe.
Once the water comes to the boil, add half the spinach then place lid on pot, allow to blanch for 3 minutes then lift out with a strainer.
Place the spinach in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.
Strain well, then pack in serving sizes in muffin trays and freeze.
|After blanching and freezing in single uses.|
|Stored in the freezer in a press-seal bag.|
Another food for your stockpile.