Avocado Halves - Frozen - IQF
Avocado halves flash frozen upon harvest (individually quick-frozen - IQF). Ideal for salads (non-sweet variety).
Avocados picked at optimial ripeness and carefully washed, pitted, classified, and then frozen as close as possible to where they were harvested to maintain all their freshness properties.
Prized for their high nutritional value, it contains a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamine B6 and E. Higher in potassium than bananas, and loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, and can lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
Perfect to add to salads, sandwiches, or make into delicious deserts, or to have that perfect guacamole!
In the freezer at 0°F (–18°C) or below.
Note: Frozen items, especially for fruits, have the tendency to clump together. It is advisable to thaw the fruits in advance a few hours before use.
Shrimp & Avocado Verrines
*recipe by GERALD.ph courtesy of Chef Christelle
For the Shrimp
- 1 packet of pre-cooked shrimp
- 1 packet of cream cheese
- 1 large spoon of mince chives or spring onion
- 1/2 spoon of roasted paprika
- 1 drop of olive oil
- a pinch of sesame seeds with salt
- mixed peppercorn
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
For the Avocado mixture
- 2 to 3 halves of frozen avocado
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 large spoon of chopped cilantro
- a few drops of lemon juice
- salt and pepper
Thaw frozen avocadoes for around 30 minutes or until soft enough to cut. Cut the avocadoes into cubes. Put into a bowl and mix together with all the ingredients. Dress the terrines with a bottom layer of avocado mixture, then on top, add the layer of shrimp mixture. Dress with cilantro and a wedge of lemon.
Defrosting and Thawing:
Remove from the freezer and put only needed amount to defrost in a secure plastic bag or lidded plastic container.
Place newly-packed fruits in the refrigerator. Slow defrosting from 6-15 hours is preferred.
After, put the pack in a container filled with cold water to make defrosting faster.
Avoid running frozen fruits under water or microwaving for defrosting to keep from mushy and soggy textures.
After defrosting, this product reacts like a fresh product. Do not refreeze.