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Boiled asparagus

How to Boil Asparagus


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Want to boil asparagus? Here’s how long it takes until it’s perfectly cooked! All you need is a skillet with just 1 inch water. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut off the tough bottom ends of the asparagus
  2. Add 1 inch of water to a skillet and bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the asparagus and cook until just tender and bright green, about 3 to 5 minutes depending on thickness: 3 minutes for very thin and 5 minutes for very thick. 
  4. Remove from the heat and drain. Toss with the butter or olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. 
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Vegetables
  • Diet: Vegan