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How to prepare Fresh Asparagus and How to cook Fresh Asparagus.


Asparagus Recipes  |  Information and History of Asparagus What's In Season 

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Common Name: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
In Season: April - June   (best)
Buying: Choose firm stalks
Storing: Refrigerate for up to 4 days
Allowances: 5-10 Spears per person



General - Preparing fresh Asparagus

Cut off the woody ends of the stalk or pare with a peeler. Rinse well in cold water.


Optional Preparations/Cuts  (see Main Vegetable Preparation Page for  explanations and photos)


Baton Brunoise Chunk Cube Dice/chop Grate Julienne
x x x x x x x
Matchsticks Mashed Paysanne Puréed Shred Slice Sulfrino
x x x Y x Y x




Cooking times and suitable methods for cooking Asparagus




15 - 20 minutes - Drizzle liberally with oil and seasonings



7 - 10 minutes


y 5 - 8 minutes


y 5 - 8 minutes   


y 8 - 12 minutes



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