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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Yummy (not mushy) Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables in the entire world. It's delicious, crunchy, and elegant - that is, when it's cooked properly. And more often than not, it isn't. So, to rescue us all from mushy, lifeless asparagus, I present an easy way to prepare perfect asparagus.

1. Put asparagus in a one or two inch deep pan (but don't set the pan over heat, just on the counter).
2. Pour boiling water over asparagus to cover.
3. Let it sit for about five minutes.
4. Now test it. It should still be bright green and snappy when you bite into it.
5. Remove from water and squeeze a little lemon on top. Salt it to taste.

Now serve it up and enjoy!


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:37 AM  

  • Yum. I love asparagus too. My favorite way to fix it is roasting: 1. preheat oven to 400
    2. put asparagus on rimmed baking sheet.
    3. drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper.
    4. put in the oven for 15 minutes or so. you just have to check on it every once in a while.

    You can also add parmesan before putting it in the oven. Shaved off a block, of course.

    By Blogger abby, at 12:57 PM  

  • also, a neat trick i just discovered: i buy trader joe's frozen asparagus spears, toss w/ a little olive oil, salt and pepper and throw them on the grill, still frozen. grill them 'till they get nice yummy grill marks and you'd never know they weren't fresh from the backyard.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 7:15 PM  

  • Ashley - I love grilled asparagus, too! One little trick I've learned is that if you put the spears on skewers before you grill them they won't roll into the coals. I like ash on my cheese, not on my veggies.

    By Blogger whowantsicecream?, at 7:56 PM  

  • Have you ever seen Asparagus this BIG
    They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.
    organic gardening

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:52 PM  

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