{TIP} How to cook asparagus

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Have you ever wondered how to cook asparagus? I JUST recently discovered my love for asparagus and now cook it at least once a week. I think this vegetable intimidates people… but it really is pretty simple to cook. Promise! Just follow these simple steps…

{ How to cook asparagus }

Step 1: When buying asparagus look for bright green and firm stems. To prepare for cooking, rinse asparagus under cold water and then cut off the brown edges on the bottom.

Step 2: Place the asparagus in a large skillet pan and pour enough water in to cover the stems. Lightly salt and cook (covered) for about 3-5 minutes, or until tender.

Step 3:

If serving warm, drain and place on paper towels. Lightly drizzle with olive oil, then salt and pepper.

If serving cool, drain and place the asparagus in a large bowl of ice water. This will shock the stems and stop them from cooking. After about a minute remove stems and place them on a paper towel. Salt and pepper. This is how I do it if I will be placing them in salads.

Another one of my favorite ways to enjoy asparagus is by roasting them. To do this, first, pre-heat oven to 400. Place stems on a baking sheet and then drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes tossing them about half way through.

Enjoy!! 

So I’m curious… are you a fan of asparagus? If not, give it another try! Come back later this evening and I’ll be sharing one of my favorite dishes made with asparagus. :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.