Using shredded frozen lettuce?
What can I do with shredded frozen lettuce?
Some internet search said that it can be used like frozen spinach, but I don't know how to substitute it (1:1? Any changes in recipe? Squeeze out the water first?) - any thoughts? Any other ideas on to use shredded frozen lettuce?
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I also found this information:
– What can you do with frozen lettuce?
As mentioned earlier, besides freezing lettuce for smoothies, there are other simple ways to use frozen lettuce. Because defrosted lettuce will no longer be crisp or crunchy, using it for a salad really isn’t an option. Soups, casseroles, quiches, and stews are a great choice because they lend themselves to softer ingredients and usually involve a blend of different vegetables.
– Can you eat lettuce while it is still frozen? Is it safe?
Yes, frozen lettuce is safe to eat. However, if you want to keep the lettuce crunchy, you can keep it in the freezer for around 1 to 2 hours. Take it out and serve it with a dressing of your choice.
The smoothies/vegetable filler option sounds like a good idea? Should I squeeze out the water before using?
Lettuce also has a very mild flavor, which will be muted by freezing. The only cooked lettuce dish I ever made was a Greek dish of grilled pork chops topped with a bechamel sauce combined with shredded romaine. Meh.
Queen Sashy recipe here
or the original place I learned it from:
The Art of Eating, by MFK Fisher