The asparagus season has arrived! There are all sorts of ways you can try preparing and serving this select springtime vegetable from now until the end of June, preferably making it one of your staples. With a few tips and tricks on how to cook asparagus and some unusual ideas for recipes, the asparagus season can be a really enjoyable time of year – perhaps even the tastiest one at that.
How long can you keep asparagus and what tips are there for cooking it? People often have a few questions to ask before they can get on with enjoying asparagus. It all boils down to storage and preparation:
The traditional way to serve asparagus is with potatoes, ham and hollandaise sauce. The delicious stems in green and white also taste amazing in salads, soups and pasta dishes. Another more unusual way to cook them is in the oven: simply place the asparagus in a CLIP & CLOSE Glass food storage container, season with salt, butter and fresh herbs from the FRESH HERBS herb pots and cook for 30 to 40 minutes with a little water. Another tasty dish: asparagus au gratin with fresh shavings of parmesan cheese – the SMART Kitchen rotary grater comes in really handy here.
And another thing: not only is asparagus amazingly tasty, but it’s also really healthy. A 100-gram serving of asparagus contains just 20 calorie
Salt and pepper are essential items on the table when asparagus is on the menu. Herbs and spices are served freshly ground from the ACCENTA spice mill. Soft butter is also a must for the salted potatoes and looks great in the ACCENTA butter dish. White wine is the usual choice of accompaniment for asparagus dishes – the FLOW SLIM bottle cooler is sure to keep it pleasantly cool.
Hungry now? Grab yourself some asparagus and have a go. Good luck!