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Any tips for getting sandy grit out of asparagus?

asked by Yummymummy about 3 years ago
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AntoniaJames

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added about 3 years ago

Amanda recommends a quick blanch: http://food52.com/blog... ;o)

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added about 3 years ago

Marcella Hazan recommends soaking most vegetables in a large pot of cold water including zucchini, squash and asparagus (and others). All of her books have excellent preparation techniques, such as how to peel a tomato or bell pepper, I highly recommend them. I would soak them in a few changes of water as she prescribes.

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added about 3 years ago

Salad Spinner! I use it for cilantro too. You'll be amazed at the quantity of sand left behind!! Spin it in both directions for optimum results!!

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added about 3 years ago

Grit in asparagus? Now that our asparagus is ready, I'll be eating it every day for a month. I've never had any grit, with asparagus from the store or the garden. Maybe you need another source. I do rinse the dirt off.