One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Water melted from ice or with ice added to cool it.
- ‘Shock in ice water to prevent them from further cooking.’
- ‘Blanch parsley for 45 seconds, then immediately shock in ice water and drain.’
- ‘Shock the asparagus in ice water and untie immediately.’
- ‘The rag felt good on the back of her neck and the ice water was very much welcomed.’
- ‘In the fifth round on January 4, melting ice water knocked the fish off feeding on the Marsh Canal.’
- ‘Shock in ice water, drain and slice horizontally into thirds.’
- ‘She shivered as the cool air hit her like ice water.’
- ‘Keep the carrot sticks in ice water and they won't bend up so bad.’
- ‘They were blanched in boiling salted water, refreshed in ice water, and then warmed in the garlic herb oil.’
- ‘Most of my peas are frozen for later use (cleaned, blanched for two minutes in boiling water, cooled in ice water, drained and put into freezer containers).’
- ‘Soak your feet or hands in cold water, but not ice water, for 15 minutes, twice a day.’
- ‘Some cooks use strong black coffee; others stir in one teaspoon of brown sugar until it caramelizes, then add the ice water.’
- ‘If you're concerned about bacteria on raw bean sprouts, immerse them in boiling water, drain immediately, immerse in ice water, and drain when cold.’
- ‘Immediately place it in ice water (a process called ‘shocking’).’
- ‘Some scientists have considered whether melting ice water at the poles passes through to the core and causes massive explosions, possibly reversing the poles.’
- ‘Remove from the ice water and gently drain on paper towels.’
- ‘Remove the spatzle with a slotted spoon and place in ice water to shock and cool; drain and set aside.’
- ‘Take glass of water from freezer and pour 2 tablespoons of ice water, sprinkle it on flour.’
- ‘Nest pan in a bowl of ice water and stir mixture until it's cool but still fluid, about 3 minutes.’
- ‘Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, until thoroughly cooled.’
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