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 ...
Collard Spring Rolls
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
Quick Summer Salad: Heirloom Tomatoes, Black Beans, and Corn
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
Fresh and Satisfying Spring Appetizers for Parties, Showers, and More
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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How to Peel Tomatoes
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
Jade Shrimp with Fragrant Vegetables
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
Spring Roll Salad
This means the noodles, and whatever seasonal vegetables I plan on using. It's spring as I'm writing this, so a quick blanch of some snap peas, and fiddleheads in the pasta water was all that was needed - asparagus would have been welcome. Later in