24 April 2018
Spring has sprung and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to pack away that casserole dish and tuck into some delicious spring recipes that can be made using frozen food. The range of frozen foods available is continuing to expand, making it so easy to prepare fresh and vibrant dishes straight from the freezer. Here are a few seasonal and diverse recipes which could be cooking in your kitchen this spring!
Jacket Potato Skins with Sour Cream Dip
The humble jacket potato breaks the mould when it comes to go-to foods. Versatile, it’s a lunchtime dish to keep you full for hours and can also be served as a teatime side. Despite its simple nature, there’s more to jacket potato making than just dashing a potato in the oven. Our Jacket Potato Skins with Sour Cream Dip recipe shares tips on making the best jacket. The crunchy bacon is the perfect addition to the soft and warm potato skins, making this recipe stand out from other.
Top tip: Some people wrap their jacket potatoes in foil, but if you are trying to get those skins lovely and crispy, avoid this approach as it will only retain steam and moisture!
Cassoulet with Pollock, Butterbean and Chorizo
This one-pan meal offers something a little bit different. Cassoulet is a wholesome meal that combines frozen pollock, frozen bacon, butterbean and chorizo. The beans are the backbone of this dish as they are very tender and absorb the aromas of all the other ingredients included. This exotic meal isn’t a dish that demands much in terms of vegetables, so feel free to have a side of spring salad. Follow our recipe for a meal that might just become a regular this season!
Top tip: If you opt for dried butter beans instead of canned, overnight soaking is advisable for better results. For more information on defrosting fish, check out our guide on how to defrost fish.
Frozen Fruit Crumble
An easy-to-make and diverse dessert, frozen fruit crumble can be eaten for breakfast or as a desert. Traditionally a winter dessert, we love this as a spring classic and with frozen fruit you can use a mix of exotic fruits that are frozen at their peak. Our frozen fruit crumble recipe is easy to make (and even easier to eat), served warm with ice cream or lashings of double cream.
Top tip: Instead of using frozen mixed berries, try a single fruit filling of frozen raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants or blackcurrants.
Make the most of some of frozen food’s greatest ingredients and do something different in the kitchen this spring. Remember to check out our other recipes for more seasonal frozen food meal ideas. Happy cooking!