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How To Prepare Asparagus

If necessary cut off any hard woody ends. The lower harder skin of each spear needs to be carefully shaved off. Use either a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the skin and expose the moist flesh. Place into a sink of cold water and wash them carefully - removing any sand.

Line up the tips and cut the base ends all to the same length. Next fasten the Asparagus into bundles using string of no larger than you can hold with your hand. Bind near the tips and bind again around near the spear base.

How To Cook Asparagus

Bring to boil a large pan of salted water that is wide enough to hold the Asparagus laying down. Place the Asparagus into the water and rapidly bring back to the boil. Once boiling point is reached again lower the heat and then continue simmering uncovered for around 8 minutes. The Asparagus are done when a knife can easily pierce the base. The Asparagus should bend a little, but not be floppy.

Lift out of the water and allow to drain for a few seconds. Place on a kitchen towel and remove the string.

Serve immediately with melted Butter, Hollandaise Sauce or Beurre Blanc.



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