Asda Freshly Frozen Asparagus Spears 250g 50p @ Asda
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Asda Freshly Frozen Asparagus Spears 250g 50p @ Asda

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Found 24th Feb 2012
Available instore and online, down from £1.27 or something.

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Bought these last year at same price. Have a load of them in freezer. I would say asparagus doesnt freeze very well and tends to be soggy & fibrous, once cooked. Still a good price though.

You cannot freeze asparagus!

Cold!

freshly frozen
it's like genuine, artificial leather haha

Commercial items are flash frozen, a process that takes much less time than it does in your home freezer. Therefore no water floods the cell walls of the vegetable, so no mush when you blanch them.

Didnt you guys watch Jimmys Food Factory when it was on tv, I loved that show!

Hot from me!

heresme86

Commercial items are flash frozen, a process that takes much less time … Commercial items are flash frozen, a process that takes much less time than it does in your home freezer. Therefore no water floods the cell walls of the vegetable, so no mush when you blanch them.Didnt you guys watch Jimmys Food Factory when it was on tv, I loved that show!Hot from me!



I can't talk about asparagus in particular, but you do still get "mush" - presumably far less than if you froze it in your home freezer though. Broccoli for example is instantly recognisable as frozen or fresh as they have very different textures.

excellent for making cake

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Good price but from my experience it doesn't cook up well and just doesn't hold any bite - even if you just blanch it it just goes soggy.

Frasr

excellent for making cake



That looks like a lot of hard work for I can only presume a rather yucky taste. I'd rather stick with main meals than dessert

it does look pretty sickening

heresme86

Commercial items are flash frozen, a process that takes much less time … Commercial items are flash frozen, a process that takes much less time than it does in your home freezer. Therefore no water floods the cell walls of the vegetable, so no mush when you blanch them.Didnt you guys watch Jimmys Food Factory when it was on tv, I loved that show!Hot from me!



That may be the case for peas and most other vegetables - but it isn't the case for asparagus. It CANNOT be successfully frozen - this is NOTHING remotely like fresh asparagus.

Asparagus, to be worth eating, has to be fresh, and it has to be grown in England. This is neither. It's imported asparagus packed in the UK, and it has about as much to do with real asparagus as strawberry flavoured chewing gum has with strawberries.

So what could you do with this asparagus that would be worthwhile?

I remember making a really nice pasta sauce once by blending double cream, garlic and cooked asparagus. I guess for that sort of thing it would be the same as fresh.

What else? Pizza topping...?

Asparagus soup.

Newbold

That may be the case for peas and most other vegetables - but it isn't … That may be the case for peas and most other vegetables - but it isn't the case for asparagus. It CANNOT be successfully frozen - this is NOTHING remotely like fresh asparagus.Asparagus, to be worth eating, has to be fresh, and it has to be grown in England. This is neither. It's imported asparagus packed in the UK, and it has about as much to do with real asparagus as strawberry flavoured chewing gum has with strawberries.



Oh I didn't realise it was imported, thats rubbish!

I cooked some frozen on the grill and it turned out pretty well I think. Perhaps the submerging in water is whats causing the problem. Ive had fresh several times and it was nice and crisp.

Dont sell them in Bournemouth or Castle point store, wanted to try them for ages though

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BourneTrader

Dont sell them in Bournemouth or Castle point store, wanted to try them … Dont sell them in Bournemouth or Castle point store, wanted to try them for ages though



They sell it in the Poole store and maybe Canford Heath?

The ones I had I bought from Asda at castle point. Right at the far end freezers opposite the end wall. I bought about 10 packs of them. Made the 100 mile journey down to see the 'mighty' Cherries slightly less painful. Got to say, I've not been impressed with them. Used them to make pasta sauce as even grilling half to death they're still far too song.
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