Take A Fresh Look At Frozen Food

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - The frozen aisles of the grocery store offer more nutritious, delicious, convenient options than ever. From fully prepared entrées to heat-and-eat frozen ingredients, side dishes, appetizers and desserts, they can easily be incorporated into your meal preparation routine.

 

The Benefits of Frozen Food

• The picking, cleaning, slicing and dicing are already done.

• Your favorite foods are always in season.

• Easy, quick preparation and cooking. Easy, quick cleanup.

• No spoilage or waste. Always ready to cook.

• No chemical preservatives-flash-freezing technology maintains optimal freshness, quality, taste and vitamin content.

• Many stores feature special prices and promotions on tasty frozen favorites. In celebration of March National Frozen Food Month, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has created a $10,000 Sweepstakes that runs through the end of April. To enter and for the rules, visit www.EasyHomeMeals.com.

To take a fresh look at frozen food, try this easy, tasty meal-and enjoy more time with your family and less time in the kitchen.

Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry

24 large frozen shrimp (thawed, shelled and deveined)

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 tsp. chopped garlic

2 16-oz. bags frozen stir-fry vegetables

1 cup stir-fry sauce

Tomato wedges

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add shrimp and stir-fry 3 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to pan and heat; add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add frozen vegetables and cook for 4 minutes. Add stir-fry sauce and cook until vegetables are tender (about 6 minutes). Add cooked shrimp to pan; stir and heat together. Plate and garnish with tomato wedges. Serves 4.

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