Asparagus Blanching and using Todd's Q-Matz...

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by daveomak, May 8, 2015.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I found one more use for Q-Matz.... After putting the asparagus in the blanching water, I was trying to figure out how to get it removed at the same time to keep some of it from overcooking.... Well, I grabbed the Q-Matz I had for the MES 30 racks and used them as a strainer / picker upper.... They worked great.....

    Then vac-packed for later use....

     
  2. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Great idea! We use a spider to pull them, but this looks a lot easier.
     
  3. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    oh, yum. i gotta plant some asparagus.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The local Kiwanis sells fresh picked asparagus in 10# boxes for $20..... good deal as far as I know.... and they sell fresh raspberries and other stuff also....
     
  5. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    where do you find out about stuff like that?

    i'd jump at the chance to get 10 pounds of asparagus.
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think I found a booth at the local farmers market last summer... got put on their mailing list...
     
  7. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    oh, rats. our farmers market is saturday. there;s too much traffic for me to drive in there,
     

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