Cooking asparagus

Cooking asparagus

Total: 25 Min. | Active: 25 Min.
vegetarian, gluten-free
Nutritional value / people: 54 kcal
, Carbohydrate: 7 g
, Protein: 4 g

Ingredients

4 people

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Poaching liquid

2litres water
1tbsp salt
1tbsp sugar
25g butter

Asparagus

1kg white asparagus
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How it's done

Poaching liquid

Bring the water to the boil in a wide pan, add the salt, sugar and butter.

Asparagus

Using a peeler, peel the asparagus from the tip down, cut off the ends. Place the asparagus in the boiling liquid, return to the boil. Remove the pan from the heat, cover the pan with a lid and leave to steep for approx. 20 mins. Remove the asparagus, drain, transfer to a warm plate.

Good to know
Tip: Instead of white asparagus, use green asparagus (only lower third peeled). Leave to steep for up to 15 mins. depending on the thickness.
Serve with: Ham, hollandaise sauce

How-tos

Peeling asparagus

Peeling asparagus

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