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how to cook asparagus

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Cost: $5.68 /serving

Ingredients

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Instructions

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Step 1

Trim off the tough bottoms of the asparagus, about 1 to 2 inches.

Step 2

In a large pot add water and salt. Bring water to a boil, and then add the asparagus.

Step 3

Cook asparagus until bright green and fork tender, about 1 to 3 minutes.

Step 4

If not eating right away, transfer asparagus to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Reheat when ready to use and season before serving.

Step 5

Trim off the tough bottoms of the asparagus, about 1 to 2 inches.

Step 6

Add enough water to the bottom of a pot so that it does not rise above the steamer basket. Place steaming basket into the pot and then the asparagus. Cover and heat on high, water should be steaming.

Step 7

Once the steam builds, cook the asparagus until bright green and fork-tender, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Step 8

If not eating right away, transfer steamed asparagus to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Reheat when ready to use and season before serving.

Step 9

Set the oven rack in the center position. Preheat to 400°F (204ºC).

Step 10

Trim off the tough bottoms of the asparagus, about 1 to 2 inches.

Step 11

Place asparagus on a sheet tray, coat with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Line tray with foil for easier clean up.

Step 12

Roast for 5 minutes, and then shake the pan a few times.

Step 13

Roast another 3 to 5 minutes, until the asparagus are browned on the edges and tender.

Step 14

Trim off the tough bottoms of the asparagus, and then cut into 2-inch spears.

Step 15

Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat, alternatively, use a wok if stir-frying.

Step 16

Once hot, add the olive oil or butter.

Step 17

Add in the asparagus spears and saute until tender and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 18

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 19

Set the oven rack to the upper position, about 6-inches away from the upper heating element.

Step 20

Trim off the tough bottoms of the asparagus, about 1 to 2 inches.

Step 21

Set oven to broil, use the high setting if that’s an option.

Step 22

Place asparagus on a sheet tray, coat with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Line tray with foil for easier clean up.

Step 23

Broil until the asparagus are lightly browned on the edges and tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 24

Trim off the tough bottoms of the asparagus, about 1 to 2 inches.

Step 25

Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat.

Step 26

Add the olive oil and butter, once the butter is melted add in the asparagus.

Step 27

Use tongs to coat the asparagus in the oil and butter.

Step 28

Cover and cook until the asparagus are bright green and crisp, 3 minutes.

Step 29

Remove cover and turn heat to high. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 30

Sear the asparagus, moving with tongs as needed until browned on the outside, 3 to 5 minutes.

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