What is a good way to freeze cauliflower?


Quick Answer

Cauliflower can be blanched before freezing or can be frozen unblanched. Blanching the cauliflower, or boiling for one minute before freezing, kills bacteria and stops the enzymes from degrading the taste and texture of the cauliflower once it is frozen.

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To freeze cauliflower unblanched, wash the vegetable under cool water to remove any debris and cut it into 1-inch pieces. Add the cauliflower to a bowl filled with water and add 1 tablespoon of salt per cup of water. Allow the cauliflower to sit for at least one hour, drain the salt water, and rinse under cool water to remove excess salt and bugs. Once the cauliflower has dried completely, gently pack it two layers high in a freezer-safe container. The cauliflower should keep for up to one year.

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