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How to Revive Wilted Greens 01:00

Pace Webb

Don’t toss those sad, wilted greens: bring them back with a bracing ice bath!

How to Revive Wilted Greens 01:00

Pace Webb

Don’t toss those sad, wilted greens: bring them back with a bracing ice bath!

Easy
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The Steps

  1. 1. Fully submerge wilted greens in ice water and allow them to sit for 30 minutes. 00:21

  2. 2. Remove the revived greens from the ice bath and use them as needed. 00:43

What You'll Need

Equipment

- Large bowl

Ingredients

- Wilted greens and/or herbs*
- Ice water and ice to fill large bowl*
 
*See Chef Notes for further information

Chef Notes

The ice bath shocks the wilted greens, if not returning them to their original state at least making them crisper and more palatable.

Dry the greens/herbs thoroughly if they are going into a cooked preparation (to avoid adding unwanted moisture to the dish), but if they are going into a salad a little water left on the greens will help the dressing adhere better.

Ice baths are used to halt the cooking process for greens as well. For example, if you are boiling kale or spinach, when it has reached the desired level of doneness, plunge it into an ice bath and not only will the greens not get overdone but they will retain their brilliant green color.


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Chef Pace Webb

Los Angeles

Pace Webb is the executive chef at her own boutique, Los Angeles-based catering company, Taste of Pace, and is also a leadi... read more