Cold Water Bath
Posted on 23.07.2015
It’s undoubtedly the best thing to gulp down under a really hot weather but did you know that ice water is a great helper in the kitchen? Well, here’s how.
- Liven Up Vegetables
After boiling vegetables, plunge them in a bowl of ice water to retain the colour and crisp texture. Like a ‘shock treatment’, this halts the cooking process instantly and the vegetables don’t turn out looking dull.
- Peel Tomatoes Easily
When you need to peel tomatoes, firstly, mark a tiny ‘x’ on the skin. Next, blanch it in hot water and immediately plop it into ice water. The skin can be peeled of easily afterwards.
- Egg-celent Ways To Peel Boiled Eggs
Be it hard or soft boiled eggs, place them in a bowl of ice water after boiling them. Let it sit until it’s completely cooled and work your way around the egg.
- Works Well With Shrimps Too
Overcooked boiled shrimp is the last thing you want to chew on. Apply the same method used on the vegetables – boil them and dunk them in a bowl of ice water as soon as they’re done cooking.
- Revive Wilted Herbs & Greens
Are your lettuces or herbs looking wilted? Submerge them in a bowl of ice water and let it sit in there for a couple of minutes. Remove it from the bowl as soon as it looks refreshed.