Blanching of beans:
Remove beans from pods
1) Prepare a bowl of ice water with ice cubes
2) Rapidly boil water in a frying pan/ pot
3)Blanch beans in boiling water for 1min. (Beans go bright green)
4) Plunge beans in ice water
5) Drain beans and freeze on a tray in a single layer
6) Once frozen, store in zip lock bags.
7) Simply defrost beans and use as needed.