Make it Easy
If using wooden skewers, soak them in warm water for 30 min. before using to prevent them from burning on the barbecue.
How to Blanch Fresh Asparagus
To blanch fresh asparagus, add the spears to a large pot of boiling water. Cook, 3 min.; drain. Immediately plunge asparagus into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When completely cool, drain asparagus, then pat dry.