How to prepare asparagus

Before cooking you need to clean the asparagus. Green cleared from the middle of the stem downwards, and white, on the contrary, to clean closer to the top of escape. It is better to use a sharp knife, but be careful not to damage the head, representing the energy value.

Once the stalks are peeled, they must tie in bundles and cut the ends by about a centimeter. It is desirable that all shoots were of equal length. Then the asparagus should be thoroughly washed.

How to cook asparagus for a couple

Clean the asparagus should be placed in the steamer, then fill the container with water. Water – salt to taste. To properly cook the asparagus on low heat, with the lid of the steamer must be closed. Cooking time – no more than five minutes, because overcooked asparagus loses its flavor, becoming watery.

The degree of doneness can be determined by the condition of the stems, they become soft, it is easy to determine using the match.

How to cook asparagus on the water

The second method of cooking on the water. For this purpose, special pans for cooking asparagus. They represent a tall but narrow container, equipped inside of a frame grid. But you can use any container of sufficient height.

Before cooking asparagus in the traditional way, fill a pot with water in such volume that it covers half of the escape. Salt the water and bring to boil. Then in boiling water to lower bound in bundles, the shoots for 3-4 minutes. Thick stems should be boiled a little longer. The tank shall be covered with a lid.

A boil asparagus, the main thing — to strictly observe the time of thermal treatment. Serve asparagus on the table is better hot, with sauces.

Asparagus can be served, prepared with a creamy sauce. For its preparation is necessary in whipped butter (100 g), add two egg yolks and a tablespoon of flour. The mixture is stirred until a homogeneous mass, put on low heat and, stirring, bring to a boil. The sauce is ready.

Cooking recipes asparagus

Asparagus can be boiled, steamed, baked, used as an ingredient for hot dishes and cold snacks. The recipe is simple. Pour in a pan of sunflower oil to cover the bottom and heat it. Then add pre-washed and dried rice and, stirring constantly, to warm up for two to three minutes. Then pour grits in boiling water and simmer, covering the pan with a lid. Asparagus boil one of the methods described above. Steamed rice spread on a baking sheet, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. Second layer – spread the cooked asparagus and sprinkle again with bread crumbs. On the top layer spread butter, cut into small squares. Bake in an electric Cabinet at a temperature of 200-250 degrees.