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       Title: Asparagus (Generic)
  Categories: Vegetables, Low-cal
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 x  Asparagus                       1 1/2 lb  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.
   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.
   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.