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Category: Vegetables, Low Calorie

 Ingredients List

  • Asparagus
  • 1 1/2 lb For 4 servings.


Asparagus is low-calorie and spiked with vitamins A &b
C. Allow about To Prepare: Break off tough ends as far
down as stalks snap easily. For spears, tie with
string. Or, cut each stalk into 1 inch pieces. Cooking
Spears: In deep, narrow pan or asparagus pot, heat 1"
salted water to boiling. Place asparagus upright in
pot. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Boil uncovered for
5 minutes. Cover and boil 2-3 minutes longer. Drain.
Cooking pieces: Cook lower stalk pieces uncovered in
1" boiling water for 6 minutes. Add tips, cover, and
cook until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Drain. Steaming:
Place steamer or basket in 1/2" water (water should
not touch basket). Place asparagus in basket. Cover
tightly and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and steam
until tender, about 6 minutes. Microwave: Cover and
nuke asparagus spears or 1" pieces and 1/4 c water in
2 qt casserole on high 4 minutes. Turn asparagus over.
Cover and nuke until tender crisp, about 3 minutes
longer. Let stand 1 minute and drain.

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