Blanching asparagus is a great way to make them really tender and crispy. Blanching is done by first boiling the spears for a short time and then quickly move them to cold water. The cold water stops the cooking process which insures the asparagus stay tender. You can find more recipes for asparagus here.
What do you need?
- A bowl of ice water
Start by gently cleaning the asparagus. Cut or break of the bottom part as it is often dry and chewy.
Either use the asparagus whole or cut them into pieces.
Boil a large pot of water.
While the water starts to boil fill a big bowl with ice water.
Drop the spears into the boiling water. When the asparagus turns bright green move them quickly over to the ice water to cool down. (It usually takes 1-2 minutes for the asparagus to cook)
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