Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to blanche vegetables like a chef. Blanching vegetables means that you place the vegetable of your choice in boiling water for a minute or two, then place them directly into ice cold water, which stops the cooking process.
Points to remember for blanching vegetables:
A. Pan of boiling water
B. Plunge in hot water 1 minute
C. Plunge in cold water 5 minutes