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How to blanch asparagus

Learn how to blanch asparagus, plus how to prep and store it. Once your asparagus has been blanched, freeze it for later or use it now. You can also give the asparagus a quick char, then serve it with a mustard dressing or preserved lemon vinaigrette.

How to blanch asparagus

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Step 1: Boil a large pan of water. Prep the asparagus by trimming the tough ends about 2-3cm. Make an ice bath in a large bowl.

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Step 2: Add asparagus to boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bright green and just tender.

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Step 3: Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer asparagus into the ice bath to stop the cooking.

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Step 4: Strain asparagus and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.

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