Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Microwaving asparagus is much superior than boiling it in a pot


  1. Thoroughly rinse asparagus spears.
  2. Place 1/8 cup of water in an 11" by 7" pyrex baking pan.
  3. Break off tough stems and place spears in pan in alernating order with the larger pieces at the outside.
  4. Cook for minimum amount of time, based on your cooking guide (I am lucky, my 20 year plus oven has an autocook setting that I can use to cook things like asparagus along with many other things.) When finshed splash with a small amount of fresh (not re-consituted) lemon juice.


Most Helpful

Very simple to make this way, and very fresh-tasting! Just the way I like it! The kids thought it came out a little tough, but that may be because I didn't cook it long enough. I cooked it for 3 minutes...The splash of lemon juice really made it fresh! I did, however, add 1 Tbsp. of butter also, and let it melt in. I'll be cooking my asparagus this way again, only next time I'll cook it longer! Thank you for this wonderful method, Joan!

Stacky5 August 31, 2005

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