How To: Blanch Peas
This is the same process as blanching tomatoes that I shared earlier, but I thought I would demonstrate with one more vegetable. If you are new to blanching, the purpose is to bring whatever vegetable you are making "to life" so to speak. Blanching makes vegetables extra crunchy without completely cooking them. Use the same method for carrot sticks and other veggies that you would like to serve with dips.
1 bag of frozen petite peas (or whatever your recipe calls for)
Large bowl of Ice Water
Step by Step
1. Bring water to a boil.
2. Add frozen peas and allow to boil for about 1 minute.
3. Drain peas and immediately immerse them in a bowl of ice water.
4. Allow peas to completely cool.
5. Remove from water and allow to dry on a paper towel.