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Fresh green beans
Debbie
04/27/13
I am preparing a lunch for 90 and want to serve fresh green beans . I am planning to blanch them in salted water, shock them, drain and chill them the day before. What is the best way to reheat them so they retain their color? I will have two ovens, but they will be busy with my artichoke chicken entree. I will be cooking rice in my electric roaster. I am considering a second vegetable for color, such as yellow squash and or carrots. I just haven't figured out the best way to heat my vegetables without over cooking them prior to plating the food! I would love your advice! Thanks!
ellen
04/27/13
Debbie, I'd like to introduce you to two pro chef/pro caterer boards where people love to help:

cheftalk.com
chef2chef.com

and a useful pro quantity cooking sites:

foodservice.com

A VERY nice reheat is to saute; I like mine blanched, crunchy al dente, then and simply tossed with pan browned garlic, butter, salt and pepper, maybe a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan.

Debbie
04/28/13
Thank you for the web sites! I am sure I will learn much from them. I appreciate your work here on this site!
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