Frozen pea 急凍青豆

Freezing is a form of preservation. It has minimal effect on taste and texture of most meats and vegetables.
Frozen peas are a staple in our freezer. We’ve never had a chance to grow our own, but we heard fresh young peas are the sweetest. We tried getting “fresh” peas in their pods from the market once, but they tasted nothing like the frozen version. We were guessing by the time the peas in pods were available in the market, they may have been on the road for a long time. That is when the sugars in the peas had converted to starch by the time we bought them. Whereas the frozen peas are shelled and frozen immediately after they are picked. We are so lucky we don’t have to wait for the right season to come to enjoy peas. Frozen peas are available in the supermarkets any time of the year.
Our favourite ways to enjoy sweet peas is in soup, or with spicy chorizo in pesto over any shape of pasta.

急凍青豆可謂用途多多,可以製湯、炒意粉、製小食和佐料之外,運動創傷或燒傷又可成為最佳的冷敷冰墊。有些人或會有一點疑惑:「為甚麼新鮮豆不及急凍豆鮮甜?」其實青豆甜不甜全因其新鮮程度,如閣下在家中種豆,可以即種即摘即下鍋,這種方法的話,百份之百是甜的。但如閣下到巿場買青豆的話,青豆由農場到巿場的距離和存貨時間卻不能保證新鮮程度。但急凍青豆通常會在收割後立即進行急凍,因此基本上可以保持到最新鮮的狀態。