To partially cook fruits, vegetables, or nuts in boiling water or steam.
Sauteed Escarole with Raisins, Pine Nuts, and Capers
You can blanch the escarole up to one hour ahead. Wait until just before serving to add the lemon juice, though, as the acid in the juice will dull the escarole's color if it sits too long.
Summer Vegetable Soup with Dill
If you have sweet, tender farm-fresh corn, use it raw. If your corn is a little starchy, blanch the ears in boiling water before cutting off the kernels.
Beets & Greens Salad with Cannellini Beans
Sometimes beets in the market have beautiful, unblemished, tender greens attached. When that happens, blanch the greens and toss with beans and vinaigrette, using some of the beets to garnish the salad, as in this recipe. Use the leftover cooked beets for other dishes. If you buy beet greens on ...
Cockroachs Taste Like Tiramisu! Would You Believe It?
easily convinced that I was served a crustacean.” Which, as he points out, isn’t crazy — somehow most people would blanch at the thought of eating a spider, yet Red Lobster makes a killing serving up what has long been considered the “cockroach of the sea
How to Freeze Fresh Summer Vegetables: Smart Storage
expansion. Tomatoes can be frozen in many ways, too. The easiest way is to cut them in quarters, bag and freeze. I prefer to blanch them whole for one minute to slip off their skins, then seed and freeze in usable quantities of 2–4 cups. Even more useful
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Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole
the rice until it has just started to break open and is slightly tender, about 35 to 40 minutes Set it aside. Meanwhile, blanch the broccoli by throwing the florets into boiling water for 1½ to 2 minutes, until bright green and still slightly crisp
Thanksgiving 2012: Haricots Verts and White Beans with Shallot Vinaigrette
over an hour. We also whipped up the vinaigrette and stowed it in the fridge overnight. On the day of the meal, you just blanch the haricots verts at some point in the morning. Once you're ready to serve the dish, simply toss the haricots verts with
White as Springtime Snow
large stockpot full of water to a boil. Dunk in the prepared asparagus very briefly, for about 1 – 2 minutes, in order to blanch . Drain and immediately immerse the stalks in an ice-water bath to cool them down as quickly as possible and arrest the cooking