The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Vegetables
3 Uses for Blanched Vegetables
Quick Side DishesStore your blanched, shocked vegetables in a Tupperware container or a resealable plastic bag for up to five days in the refrigerator. When you're ready to serve them, they need just a three-minute reheat: Place them in a skillet over medium heat with a splash of water and a pat of butter. Try this with string beans, carrots, broccoli, or asparagus.
Cauliflower is supposed to be crispy and golden on the outside and tender on the inside, but the florets are too thick to
tenderize with simple sautéing. Blanching, and then shocking, ensures tenderness. For crispness, brown 2 tablespoons of butter
in a skillet over medium heat. When the butter starts bubbling, add the shocked cauliflower. Cook until brown, about 2 minutes.
This also works with broccoli when you're making a stir-fry.
The reason the crudités sit untouched on the appetizer table for so long may not be that the guests would rather be noshing
on the pigs in a blanket. It's usually that half the vegetables on the plate (broccoli, cauliflower) aren't very appealing
when they're uncooked. You want them to be crisp, not raw. Shocking solves that problem. Consider pairing the vegetables with
a soft cheese (Robiola or Brie) and roasted almonds instead of the more conventional dip.
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