Tips for Cooking Asparagus

Here are a few tips for cooking asparagus.

Roasting Asparagus:

  • For beautifully browned, crisp roasted asparagus, arrange the spears in a single layer with plenty of space on the baking sheet. When the baking sheet is overcrowded, the vegetables will steam rather than roast.

Grilling Asparagus:

  • When grilling Asparagus, skewer to prevent the Asparagus from falling through the grill grates and flipping the Asparagus easier.

Steaming Asparagus In The Microwave:

  • Wrap the asparagus in several damp paper towels before cooking. The paper towels will provide just enough moisture to make the Asparagus tender.

Blanching Asparagus:

  • Have an ice bath ready to rapidly cool the Asparagus as soon as it comes off the stove. Rapidly cooling the Asparagus stops the cooking process immediately and ensures vegetables aren’t overcooked.

Eating Asparagus Raw:

  • If you love the bright, green taste of raw asparagus, ribbons are probably the most playful way to enjoy it. Start with medium-to-large-sized stalks and, using a vegetable peeler to make ribbons. It’s best to hold the asparagus from the bottom and cut down and away from you.