How to Blanch Asparagus

Phoebe overviews how to blanch asparagus quickly and easily! This involves cooking asparagus in boiling water then placing in an ice bath.

Sure, there are tons of ways to cook asparagus, but the simplest and most versatile is blanching. Blanching is a cooking technique used primarily for vegetables and fruits, which is plunged into boiling water for a short period of time then plunged into cold water to shock the cooking process. 

Phoebe overviews how to blanch asparagus quickly and easily! First, break stocks to find the tender portion to eat. Then place asparagus in boiling water and cook for a few minutes prior to placing in an ice bath. The ice will shock the asparagus and lock in the bright green color. Then you have beautiful asparagus that you can serve to your liking at room temperature!


Phoebe Lapine

This video features Phoebe Lapine. Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, blogger, recipe developer and speaker, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.

Duration: 1:18. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
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