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                            Asparagus (Generic)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Low-Cal
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  Pounds        Asparagus
                         (for 4 servings.)
 
 Asparagus is low-calorie and spiked with vitamins A &b C. Allow about To Prepare:
 Break off tough ends as far down as stalks snap easily. For spears, tie with
string. Or, cut each stalk into 1 inch pieces.
 Cooking Spears:
 In deep, narrow pan or asparagus pot, heat 1 salted water to boiling.
 Place asparagus upright in pot. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Boil uncovered for
5 minutes. Cover and boil 2-3 minutes longer. Drain.
 Cooking pieces:
 Cook lower stalk pieces uncovered in 1 boiling water for 6 minutes. Add tips,
cover, and cook until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Drain.
 Steaming:
 Place steamer or basket in 1/2 water (water should not touch basket).
 Place asparagus in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and
steam until tender, about 6 minutes.
 Microwave:
 Cover and nuke asparagus spears or 1 pieces and 1/4 c water in 2 qt casserole on
high 4 minutes. Turn asparagus over. Cover and nuke until tender crisp, about 3
minutes longer. Let stand 1 minute and drain.
 
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