Tips on preparing your fresh asparagus.

It’s asparagus season here in Australia and I love asparagus.  Not the mushy tinned stuff from days gone by but fresh, green, earthy asparagus!

Fresh Asparagus

Fresh Asparagus

So here are my tips for preparing your fresh asparagus.  I hope they are of some help to you and enjoy it while it’s fresh!

When you buy a bunch of asparagus look for clean fresh spears with tight heads and with no signs of dryness, limpness or moisture.

Prepared Asparagus

Prepared Asparagus

Just before preparing rinse off any dirt under cold running tap water.  Cut or break off the ends and with a vegetable peeler very carefully peel from the bottom to about ¼ of the way up.  By doing this you will find the bottom end of the asparagus cooks up much more tender.

The asparagus is now ready for steaming or roasting.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

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About DonnaRae

Let me introduce myself. I am an American born Australian bred girl with an appetite for good food, travel and a bit of adventure. My family has travelled a lot due to my dads work and I suppose this is what has given me the passion to get out there and see as much as I can and do the things I want. I hope I can bring you a bit of fun, laughter and a few good recipes. Enjoy and be happy always!
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