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The Best Steamed Asparagus

The Best Steamed Asparagus

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JOHN KARST

This is the best way to cook asparagus to enjoy it's flavor. It comes out absolutely perfect. For the wine, we recommend Pinot Grigio.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe dish. Pour in wine, and dot with pieces of butter.
  2. Cover loosely, and cook in the microwave on High for 3 minutes, or until bright green and tender. Allow the dish to stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Reviews

aerogirl7
294
8/10/2006

This recipe makes some of the most amazing asparagus I've had. However, the recommended cooking time yeilds a crunchier asparagus, so if you are a fan of soft aspargus just zap it a little longer.

Nutynan
136
10/17/2003

Good, but tasted too much like wine and too little like asparagus. Next time I'll use 1/2 wine and 1/2 water.

H2ODRGN
84
8/27/2003

This was a quick, easy and tasty side dish. I used Pinot Grigio as suggested and it came out just fine in a matter of minutes. This is the perfect side when the rest of your meal is laborious.