Sam’s Cooking School: Lesson #2 Blanching

May 13, 2014

Sam’s Cooking School: Lesson #2 Blanching


Simple tricks are not just fun to know, but the right ones can really make your cooking better. And blanching is definitely one of those.

Sam the Cooking Guy


Overview

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, rough ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon each olive oil and butter
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. When it boils again, add asparagus and cook about 3 minutes, or until crisp tender. Drain asparagus and put in a large bowl of ice and water to stop them from cooking. When cool, remove to paper towels and dry.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan to medium with the olive oil and butter and put in asparagus. Season with salt, pepper and cook a couple minutes. Remove to a serving plate and zest about half the lemon over the top – serve.



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