How to Prevent Skewers from Burning
Presoak wooden skewers in water for 30 min. before using to prevent them from burning on the grill.
Blanching Fresh Asparagus
To blanch fresh asparagus, add the spears to a large pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, then immediately plunge the asparagus into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When completely cool, drain and pat dry.