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How to Blanch Asparagus?

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Nadia Galinova
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How to Blanch Asparagus?

Asparagus is a very tasty and healthy vegetable. Preparing them is not very difficult, but there are still some things to know before cooking them. Whether you are going to blanch them or choose another cooking method, there are some subtleties that you need to master.

There are over 3,000 varieties of this delicious vegetable in the world, but white and green asparagus are the most popular.

Before blanching asparagus, you should first cut a small part of their stems, but shortly before cooking them. This applies to those asparagus that are younger.

If you have older asparagus, you need to know that their lower part is very hard and difficult to chew. It should be broken off or peeled, because this way you will keep the part of the asparagus that is nicer to eat.

To blanch asparagus, you should put them in boiling water for no more than 3-4 minutes, then put them in ice water to stop the cooking process.

You should also know that younger asparagus cooks faster than older ones.

Have a look at some ideas for:

- fried asparagus in butter;

- salads with asparagus;

- asparagus appetizers.

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