To partially cook fruits, vegetables, or nuts in boiling water or steam.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

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  1. Collard Spring Rolls

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015

    and the 1 tablespoon sea salt. Bring to boiling. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 8 cups cold water and ice cubes. To blanch , carefully add trimmed collard leaves to boiling water; cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until just wilted. Cool quickly

  2. Quick Summer Salad: Heirloom Tomatoes, Black Beans, and Corn

    Wed, 2 Jul 2014

    heart of the dish. I also used fresh corn rather than frozen and it took no time at all to prep it for this salad. Simply blanch a few cobbs for about one minute and when cooled, slice kernels from the cobb. While I used dried beans that I soaked overnight

  3. Fresh and Satisfying Spring Appetizers for Parties, Showers, and More

    Fri, 18 Apr 2014

    says “spring” more than snappy stalks of asparagus. Feed a crowd with this salty, creamy combo that’s as easy as blanch , wrap, drizzle with sauce and serve. If you’re really tight on time, swap in a store-bought balsamic vinaigrette for

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  1. gluten-free cauliflower cake

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015

    will have several rings inside. Separate them and set aside. Blanch the cauliflower. Set a large saucepan on medium-high heat ..... 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Cover the cauliflower with water. Blanch the cauliflower until they are soft enough to cut with a fork, about

  2. How to Peel Tomatoes

    Wed, 4 May 2016

    kitchen gadget. There's a simple kitchen hack anyone can use to get gorgeous peeled tomatoes at home. The trick is to lightly blanch the tomatoes before plunging them in ice water to arrest the cooking. The cooking softens the flesh just under the skin enough

  3. Jade Shrimp with Fragrant Vegetables

    Thu, 28 Apr 2016

    ingredients in a stir fry might require more cooking – like broccoli florets. In this Jade Shrimp recipe, broccoli needs to blanch for 2 minutes first, prior to the stir-fry, so that by the end of the stir-frying, you aren’t left with undercooked broccoli

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