Simple veggie prep – how to blanche vegetables
|February 4, 2014||Posted by Carrie under food|
There’s a new podcast on my growing playlist – The Alton Browncast. Good Eats with Alton Brown was always one of my favorite Food Network shows. I still prepare my Thanksgiving Turkey with his brine recipe and my cornbread pudding is also his recipe. I love the science behind his recipes and he does a great podcast.
He was talking recently how to blanche vegetables. So, I tried it and it’s the best idea ever.
Blanching takes a little edge off the raw vegetable, the colors perk up and all the nutrients are maintained. Read more about blanching here:
And it’s so simple!
Blanched broccoli is bright green and crunchy. Yum!
Bring a pot of water to boil.
Put veggies in water.
Let cook for 1-2 minutes. Although the article I linked has longer cooking times, I don’t want my veggies to taste cooked. I just want them to not be raw.
I think it works best for carrots and broccoli. Since these are two veggies that I often pack for lunch, I blanche up a whole batch on the weekend and grab a serving each morning.
Do you blanche your veggies? Is there a veggie you don’t like raw? For me, it’s broccoli.