How to blanch wild garlic

How to blanch wild garlic

How to blanch wild garlic

Blanching wild garlic involves lightly cooking the leaves to soften the texture while retaining their beautiful vibrant green colour. Wild garlic has a leafy, delicate structure similar to spinach that only needs to be blanched for a short time, so take care not to overcook it.

Method

1
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil
2
Rinse the wild garlic and trim off any fibrous stems
3
Blanch the wild garlic for 10-15 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into some iced water
4
Drain the wild garlic and pat dry with some kitchen paper

Uses

After it has been blanched, wild garlic can be served as it is, stirred into dishes or blitzed with oil to make a wild garlic mayonnaise. Take a look at our complete guide on cooking wild garlic for more information on this magnificent springtime treat.