Are you drowning in zucchini noodles? Do you want to preserve some for later?
Then freezing is the best alternative for you! Still wondering how to freeze zucchini noodles?
You can freeze zucchini noodles as whole or while sliced or while shredded or while spiralized.
Don't worry anymore about freezing zucchini noodles. You only need to start the freezing process by making the zucchini noodles with a spiralizer.
The next step is salting them.
After this, place them in the colander to remove excess moisture. This should take a few minutes.
What follows is soaking up the given liquid by use of a paper towel.
The final process is storing them in one serving container. Thus, this forms the best way of freezing zoodles!
Having followed that, your zucchini pasta is ready! The only thing you are required to do is pulling the frozen zoodles out, place them in a colander, and then immerse them in a boiling water. Leave them in the boiling water for a period not exceeding 2 minutes. Then they are ready to eat!
How To Store Zucchini : Professional Way
Storing zucchini is no longer a challenge! You only need to follow these tips.
The best zucchini to store is the one that is freshly picked and unwashed. You need to wrap it in a plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator for a period of one week. This plastic bag is required to be perforated, tied loosely and should not be sealed tightly. Cutting of the zucchini is not allowed until the time of using it or when you want to freeze it.
2. Preparation for Freezing
Here you are required to wash the zucchini and then pat it dry. The next thing is trimming off the ends followed by slicing it in a crosswise manner. Then peel all the slices into a quarter inch portions.
3. Choosing The Quality Containers
Don't pack the zucchini slices in any container. Use the containers that are specifically meant for this purpose. Boxes and plastic bags that do not crack easily are the best options in this case. These are vital in keeping out moisture in addition to sealing completely. As a result, it is essential to ensure the given containers and boxes are specifically meant for freezing every time when purchasing them.
4. Blanch The Zucchini Slices
This essential for keeping the zucchini slices for a long period of time. This is done by placing the zucchini slices in a boiling water and leave them for 3 minutes. You remove them after that period and place them in ice cold water for quick cooling. Then drain the cooled zucchini slices by using clean towels. You can now place them in the selected freezer containers.
5. Labeling The Freezer Containers
A permanent marker is the option in this case for labeling and dating each freezer container. Dating is a vital thing to do so that each zucchini can be used as per the storing order.
The Best Way Of Picking Zucchini
Have you ever went out to your zucchini plantation and looked for a nice zucchini to pick?
Did you found it hard to locate one? Wait! Did you try to check under the big leaves? There you will find a nice zucchini hiding, waiting to be harvested.
Therefore, while on your zucchini plantation try to check the zucchini's leaves thoroughly. This is the best place to find a nice zucchini to pick.
But, how do you pick it? In many cases, you will find the zucchini plant is so big with its leaves and the stems running at each place. This makes it difficult to pick the identified zucchini. Worry no more! Here is how you would do it.
The first thing is grabbing the zucchini you want to pick by the end (the place where the blossom was/is).
The next thing is giving a gentle and an easy twist to the given zucchini. Yanking on it is not allowed. A slow twist ranging from 90 to 180 is preferred in this case. What follows is a crisp POP! as you are in the process of twisting the identified zucchini. This is an indication that you have snapped it from the plant. Hence, this is the correct method of picking zucchini.
Hope now you know much more about picking zucchini, freeze and then store it? If so, then you have no excuse other than giving it a try for yourself.
When ready, serve it with other veggies and enjoy it!