19 June 2018
Did someone say picnic? From 15th- 24th June, it is National Picnic Week across the UK. We’ve got a range of recipes and tips to help you create the perfect picnic and we’re going to share them with you.
Using frozen ingredients is a great way to prep for a picnic as the ingredients usually come pre-chopped, pre-portioned and de-boned for ease – so you won’t need the skills of Jamie or Nigella to whip something up. So go on, grab your blankets and baskets out of the cupboards and let’s picnic with frozen food!
We all love a good ol’ salad. It’s a great picnic staple that can be prepared in advance, stored in an air-tight container and chilled until needed. We’ve got a great recipe from Young’s Seafood, Frozen Prawn, Avocado and Mango Salad which uses prawns that are pre-portioned – see the ease? Or why not try our Salmon Niçoise Salad recipe? These two light and refreshing recipes would be perfect for a day out in the sun.
Now you know you can’t have a picnic without sandwiches – they are a must. Frozen prawns and avocados work particularly well on sandwiches with a little extra salad dressing. Or why not try some of our Riverside Foods recipes such as the Chicken Pitta or the Spicy Chicken Sub, which are all ideal to make in the morning before you head out on a picnic! All these sandwiches are packed full of delicious chicken frozen with its freshness locked in, which can be cooked from frozen and served with salad for that extra crunch.
There’s always room for dessert, even after a savoury packed start to your picnic. Our blogger friend Slummy Single Mummy has a delicious Black Forest Breakfast Oats recipe which can be sliced into flapjack style pieces once cooled, making it a must-have when you’re on the move (the kids will definitely enjoy this!). If you fancy something light, why not take a selection of frozen fruits in a small cool box? Frozen mixed berries make a fruity addition to serve with a slice of cake, or you could mix them with some natural yogurt for a healthy option!
Frozen food means you can be much more adventurous with your picnic choices. There are countless options when it comes to making picnic food from frozen ingredients, and once you’ve cracked using frozen food there will be no stopping you. So fingers crossed that we get some sunshine this week so we can all enjoy picnicking with frozen! Happy National Picnic Week!