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asparagus • how to blanch

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Learn the best and easy way to do it for canning, freezing or simply for a beautiful presentation.

serves 1 bunch asparagus
prep time 2 Min
cook time 3 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asparagus • how to blanch

  • 1 bunch
    asparagus, tough ends removed
  • 1 Tbsp
    coarse sea salt, or as needed
  • 2 qt
    boiling water

How To Make asparagus • how to blanch

  • 1
    Remove the tough ends of the spears; discard them
  • 2
    Add some coarse sea salt to water and bring it to a boil
  • 3
    Add asparagus and set the timer for 2:30 to 3 minutes
  • 4
    Remove them using a slotted spoon and plunge them in an ice water bath. Leave them there until cool off.
  • 5
    Drain the asparagus and proceed with your recipe.
  • 6
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