How to Blanch Broccoli
Raw broccoli is fine and all, but a quick cooking method called blanching takes broccoli from boring to darn right tasty. Here’s How to Blanch Broccoli for adding to salads, veggie bowls, and the prettiest vegetable platter ever.
- 2 pounds broccoli florets
- 2 teaspoons Salt (optional)
Bring 4 quarts water and 2 teaspoons salt to a rapid boil. Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice.
Carefully lower the broccoli florets into the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. The broccoli should be bright green and just barely tender.
With a slotted spoon, remove the broccoli and immediately plunge into the ice water.
When the broccoli is completely cool, drain it from the ice water and pat dry with a paper towel.