Asparagus Tips Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
CourseMethod
DishVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Asparagus1 Pound (18 To 20 Spears)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 91 Calories from Fat 5

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.54 g0.84%

Saturated Fat 0.18 g0.91%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 9.1 mg0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 9.5 g38.1%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A 68.6% Vitamin C 42.3%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 53.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) From each asparagus stalk, break the tough ends. You can do this by holding the stalk in both hands and slowly bending the stem till it breaks. Note that, depending on the toughness, each stalk will break at a different place.

MAKING
2) Over rapidly boiling water, steam the asparagus tips for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they turn crisp tender.
3) Remove from heat.
4) Quickly place the asparagus under cold running water. This stops the cooking and preserves the color.
5) Drain well.

SERVING
6) Steam-cooked asparagus tips can be used to prepare Asparagus Vinaigrette. This can also be served as a cold salad, with our without a dip. You can also reheat them and serve as a hot vegetable. Do not overcook while reheating or they will lose the crispness and color.
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