How to Keep the Bright Color of Green Vegetables

Dec 3, 2012
Veronica Brandy

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How professional chefs to keep these bright green colored vegetables in their food presentation? How to keep your geen beans of asparagus bright green?

To make your vegetables retain their color even after cooking, here’s an unstoppable tip: just cook your vegetables in boiling salted water for a few minutes (they are “al dente”), then take them out and cool them immediately in iced water (very cold water or water + ice cubes). Their color will be set.

A simpler method: add a small teaspoon of baking soda in the cooking water. In addition, it reduces the cooking time! This technique is used in many african countries where cooks put kaolin pieces in cooking water to get the same effect: bright green veggies!

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