- to scald briefly and then drain, as peaches or almonds to facilitate removal of skins, or as rice or macaroni to separate the grains or strands.
- to scald or parboil (meat or vegetables) so as to whiten, remove the odor, prepare for cooking by other means, etc.
- to give a white luster to (metals), as by means of acids.
- to coat (sheet metal) with tin.
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The crop, which can be eaten raw, blanched and cooked like pasta, dried and powdered, or even flash-frozen, has many applications, from salads to umami-amplifying butter.
You’d also probably roast a pumpkin or blanch peas, but they’re both actually fruits.
I love eating whole snap peas raw as part of a full crudite platter or simply paired with hummus so I can appreciate their crunch in all its glory, but they are delicious blanched or quickly sauteed, too.Peas please! Shelling, snow and snap are at their peak|Aaron Hutcherson|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
A one-pan salmon dinner with minty peas, orange and fennelWhen you get home, blanch and chill the peas, then toss them with sliced radishes in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing.Loaded with two types of peas, radishes and mint, this lemony salad sings spring|Ellie Krieger|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
There, blood sits at the bottom of a bowl beneath blanched vegetables, blanched noodles and paper-thin slices of raw beef, all topped with sweltering broth.
Most Republicans blanch instinctively at the political rhetoric of “the new Cleveland.”
True, many Brazilians—and not a few of his fellow city councilors—blanch at Apolinário's fevered views.
His more polemical books, such as Black Mass and Straw Dogs, often posit a worldview bleak enough to make Beckett blanch.
Blanch squash for about one minute, drain and cool with cold water.
Blanch the spinach and parsley in boiling salted water until completely tender and then cool in ice water.
A cry, which heard, even at noon day, seldom fails to blanch the manliest cheek.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Strong in lowliness, they neither blanch in heat nor pine in frost.Art in England|Dutton Cook
"Yep, he air dead," fell from Tessibel; for she had seen the large, glazed eyes draw in at the corners and the little face blanch.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
And then his steady successes were offset by a disaster that caused even his face to blanch.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective|Police Captain Howard
Pare fruit if desired or blanch or scald in boiling water a small quantity of fruit at a time.The New Dr. Price Cookbook|Anonymous