How-To Blanch Spinach

Trim Spinach

Remove mangled leaves, cut the root up to the edge of the stems.




How-To Blanch Spinach

Wash in fresh water 2 to 3 times each time with fresh water. Drain in a colander.




How To Blanch Spinach

Bring water to a boil.




How To Blanch Spinach

Add about 1 tablespoon of kosher salt.




How-To Blanch Spinach

Add the spinach.




How-To Blanch Spinach

Using a tong, immerse the spinach in the water. As soon as the spinach is wilted (does not take very long, about 7-8 seconds), remove to a bowl filled with ice water.




How-To Blanch Spinach

Completely cool the spinach to stop the cooking process. The color should be bright green.




How-To Blanch Spinach

Drain in a colander



Preparation for Kimbop

How To Blanch Spinach

Gather 5 or 6 bunches together with one hand, and using the other hand, squeeze out any excess liquid.




Spinach for Gimbop

Transfer to a platter lined with paper towel. Now ready for Kimbap. Or cut in 2 inch sections for spinach salad.


Try these recipes with the blanched spinach.