Fresh spinach can be substituted for frozen spinach in your favorite recipes. Substitute 1 1/2 cups of fresh spinach for one 10-ounce package of frozen spinach.
The fresh spinach should be wilted, or cooked down, to have the same volume and consistency of frozen spinach in a recipe. Spinach can be steamed for three to five minutes until tender. It can also be sautéed in a skillet with a small amount of boiling, salted water and stirred frequently for three to five minutes. When choosing whether to use fresh or frozen spinach, consider the desired type of food. Fresh spinach is best for soups and salads, whereas frozen spinach is perfect for dips, casseroles and stuffing. Frozen spinach is ideal for recipes in which spinach is the main ingredient, such as spanakopita.Learn More
Escarole substitutes include radicchio, borage, mustard greens, curly endive, frisee, spinach and arugula. When choosing a substitute, consider the planned menu. For example, when it is cooked, escarole develops a tenderness and sweet flavor similar to spinach. Raw, frisee or curly endive closely mimic the sharp, slightly bitter flavor.Full Answer >
Sweet potatoes can be frozen. They should be cured for at least one week and cooked prior to freezing.Full Answer >
Frozen vegetables can be steamed using stovetop or microwave methods. Steaming is one of the best ways to cook them and helps retain the nutrients more than other methods of cooking.Full Answer >
A fresh pumpkin should be cooked before being frozen. The best candidate is solid and heavy for its size with no bruises or soft areas. The stem should not be shriveled.Full Answer >