Last Thursday evening in a gorgeous cookery school called Food52, I was joined by fellow food bloggers for a Sainsbury’s event all about challenging perceptions about food from the freezer. The #LoveYourFeezer event, Hosted by the fabulous Masterchef winner and cookery writer Shelina Permalloo, we were treated to some amazing canapés and a delicious three course meal. All made with fabulous freezer finds!
For Canapés we were served;
Lemongrass and ginger char-grilled prawns, chilli, mango and mint salsa, Sweetcorn Fritters with Pomegranate Raita and Coriander, Galangal, Coconut Mini Chicken Skewers. Divine.
For our starter, Shelina made a Salt and Chilli Stir Fry Crab right at the table. It was simple and delicious. The flavours worked together really well. It was a real ‘get your hands dirty’ starter, which would be a brilliant ice breaker at parties. Crab isn’t something I would usually make as I would believe it was too fiddly but straight from the freezer and it’s perfect.
For our main course, Shelina made her Long and Lazy One-pot Chilli. Now, I’m all for quick, easy and above all super tasty when it comes to dinner and this meal ticked every box. using mince straight from frozen without browning it off, added together with some wonderful flavours, tomatoes and kidney beans, it is just left to simmer and get better with time. The side of nachos were amazing too! A simple and humble tortilla wrap, painted with oil and dusted with spice, popped in the oven for 10 minutes. Seriously, I became addicted to them that evening!
Finally for dessert was Apple and Blueberry crumble, again using frozen fruits and served with my other favourite from the freezer – ice cream!
It was amazing! I simply couldn’t believe these were all foods from the freezer!! I am a total convert and I now promise to #LoveMyFreezer.