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How can you freeze fresh peas without blanching?

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Freeze peas without blanching by first cleaning them of strings and stems, then cutting them into 1- to 2-inch pieces. The next steps are placing them into a freezer bag and extracting as much air from the bag as you can.

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The real trick is to get as much air as possible out of the bag before putting it in the freezer. A vacuum-type sealer works best, but it is still possible to extract air without one. Open a small portion of the bag, insert a straw and suck out as much air as possible. When done, seal it back up quickly, and freeze.

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