Blanching asparagus is a very simple process that creates a healthy and delicious side dish.
- 1 pound jumbo asparagus, trimmed
- Coarse salt
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and return water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Peel lower two thirds of each asparagus stalk with a vegetable peeler. Place asparagus in boiling water and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and immediately transfer asparagus to ice-water bath until cool; drain.