How to Cook Asparagus


Long slender asparagus spears are a versatile vegetable equally perfect for everyday meals and special occasions alike. In this video, you’ll find out... See more how to choose healthy asparagus spears at the grocery store, then learn a few ways to cook them till they’re done just right, not too mushy or stringy but with that perfect bite, tender and crisp. You’ll also learn which asparagus spears are best suited for different types of cooking, whether steaming, stir frying, roasting, or even microwaving; and how best to clean and prepare them so they’ll cook evenly. You’ll see how to quickly stop asparagus from cooking so it remains crisp and tender and discover ways to preserve asparagus’s vibrant green color. No matter how you cook it, asparagus makes a quick and elegant side dish. Find top-rated asparagus recipes.

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The Chatter


Nov 26, 2013 8:47 AM

Really love asparagus very much, but never new how to pick the good ones, and sure never knew how to cook them, now I do thanks.


Apr 13, 2013 6:43 AM

We love asparagus this time of the year and live in West Brookfield MA where we have an annual Asparagus festival, this year, May 18 on the town common. I baked asparagus last PM as outlined in the video, quite tasty, thanks.

Saran Kirschbaum

Apr 11, 2013 4:53 PM

Save the water used to clean asparagus or any vegetable, rather than having it go down the drain. Use it to rinse dishes or whatever your creativity tells you.

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