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Video: How to Cook Asparagus

See tips for steaming or roasting spears of fresh asparagus.

 
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Long slender asparagus spears are a versatile vegetable equally perfect for everyday meals and special occasions alike. In this video, you’ll find out 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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catheryn 
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.
 
HHC 
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.
 
bobowest 
Apr. 4, 2013 3:43 pm
to see where to cut asparagus, poke it with your fingernail starting at the bottom. when it puntures easy, cut it there. you will have removed all the tough part.
 
KGora 
Feb. 27, 2013 8:08 pm
Asparagus is one of my favorites. So quick and easy and delicious. My mom used to make creamed asparagus with boiled eggs in it when I was a kid. I don't think I like it then but I love it now!
 
Feb. 6, 2013 8:15 am
Thanks for the refresher course on how to cook asparagus. This is veggie that I never had as a kid, but as an adult, have grown to love it. Spring is right around the corner and that's when I get the best price on asparagus. It's versatile, quick to cook, and we like it steamed or baked. And AR's recipe for the blender Hollandaise sauce is indeed a great topper.
 
Dec. 12, 2012 2:11 pm
I like the video. As far as how much to cut off, I usually use my hand and feel where it starts getting soft or just different in texture then cut it off or snap it usually an inch and a hallf two inches. You will get the hang of it after a bit.
 
Dec. 11, 2012 8:22 am
Please, someone answer keecomin's question. I would like to know as well. Thanks!
 
keecomin 
Nov. 5, 2012 6:58 am
I'm not really clear on how much to remove off the end of the spear. I've read to hold ends and where it breaks naturally is what you should discard. I see that but I also see just slivers being sliced off the ends in this demonstration with the purple being peeled off. Is there any way to get clarification?
 
May 12, 2012 10:38 am
I have never ever liked asparagus til a friend of mine asked me to try it raw. Now I love it but will only eat it raw
 
 
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