How to prepare asparagus

Step by step recipe:

  1. 15 min.
    Peel the asparagus: cut 1 cm (1/2 inch) off the bottom, then peel with a vegetable peeler from the bottom upwards, stopping before you reach the tip.

    You can see how to do this in the video at the side.
  2. 5 min.How to prepare asparagus : Photo of step #2
    Rinse the peeled asparagus under running water, paying particular attention to the tips that have not been peeled.
  3. 7 min.How to prepare asparagus : Photo of step #3
    Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add salt and plunge in the asparagus. Cook for about 7 minutes.
  4. 1 min.How to prepare asparagus : Photo of step #4
    Check if cooked by sticking a knife into a spear towards the base. It should go through the asparagus quite easily (like through butter).
  5. 5 min.How to prepare asparagus : Photo of step #5
    Take the asparagus out of the pan and drain thoroughly.
  6. How to prepare asparagus : Photo of step #6
    Lay the spears on absorbant paper to wait.

    Your asparagus is ready.

Remarks:

If the asparagus spears stay wet once cooked, they risk giving off water when eaten or when used in a recipe. This is why it is important to drain them well after cooking, even using a salad spinner.

You will find a lot of recipes that advise cooking asparagus "in a bundle". I don't find this particularly effective; simply cooking them in boiling water is far quicker.

Source:

Home made.

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