Asparagus is a healthy vegetable that adds a unique touch to any dish. If you have been wondering what is the best way to cook asparagus, you’re in luck—keep reading to discover the answer!
What Is the Best Way to Cook Asparagus?
Asparagus is a smart dietary choice. In addition to being affordable and widely available, this vegetable is rich in nutrients such as vitamin K, folate, and antioxidants.
Boiling your asparagus is really easy. Just pour water in a pot, add salt, and then throw the asparagus in the boiling water. Cook for one to three minutes until the spears are tender.
If you prefer your vegetables steamed, all you have to do is to place the asparagus in a steaming basket over a pot of boiling water. Once steam forms cook for two to four minutes until tender.
To roast your asparagus, coat them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then broil them on a sheet pan until the tips are brown and the asparagus is fork-tender.
Cut the asparagus into pieces of two inches, approximately, and sauté them for four to six minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.
All these alternatives are quick and delicious. You should keep in mind, however, that steaming is usually the cooking process that preserves more nutrients of a vegetable. Boiling them, on the other hand, may result in important soluble nutrients leaching into the water. To offset this effect, you can consider keeping the water and using them to prepare a flavorful soup or sauce.
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