Simple, Not Mushy, Asparagus

"I have tried a variety of asparagus recipes over the years--sauteed, grilled, baked--and I have always been disappointed in the results. This is a simple boiled recipe that always gives me a nicely textured and tasty asparagus."
 
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Ready In:
12mins
Ingredients:
4
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Rinse and trim asparagus.
  • Lay the spears, in the same direction, in a large frying pan.
  • Add an inch or two of water and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce temperature and simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and top with butter and salt.

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Reviews

  1. jpdaley708
    I know that a lot of people are against microwaves especially using plastic products in them however, I have been using Ziplock Zip 'N Steam bags for years for my asparagus (as well as other vegetables and even fish); In under 3 minutes on high, the asparagus comes out crisp and delicious with a bright green colour. Also works particularly well with broccoli, beans and sprouts. You may have a hard time finding them but WalMart normally carries them.
     
  2. bmcnichol
    Very good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written and we all enjoyed this.
     
  3. Busy Lindsay
    This is a great way to cook and eat asparagus! I'e been using a smilar method for years and never burns or turns bitter like some baking methods do. Sometimes I use olive oil instead of butter. Tender and delicious!
     
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  1. Busy Lindsay
    This is a great way to cook and eat asparagus! I'e been using a smilar method for years and never burns or turns bitter like some baking methods do. Sometimes I use olive oil instead of butter. Tender and delicious!
     

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