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Old 04-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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Roasting Asparagus

Has anyone ever roasted previously frozen asparagus? How did you do it ... start it frozen, partially frozen, thawed? Results?

I am taking a vegetable to Easter dinner this Sunday and would like to use some of the asparagus we have in our freezer but like to do something other than steam it.


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Old 04-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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If it were fresh asparagus that had been frozen I would try it.

Why not defrost them and try roasting a couple of spears.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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wouldn't any that was frozen would be fresh at some point? i have done it both ways. if just roasting the aspa. unthawed would maybe be ok. anything else, such as wrapped in filo , etc should be thawed.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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I believe that once asparagus has been frozen, you are never going to get that crisp-tender product that you will get with fresh asparagus no matter what you do to it. I know a lot of people who don't like the crisp-tender result for their asparagus, so you might like roasting the frozen.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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if you blanched then froze, your roasted aparagus will be somewhat soft. If you washed and dried then froze, you may well have a crisp tender product. I would bring to room temp before roasting.
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