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       Title: ASPARAGUS
  Categories: Vegetables, Low-cal
       Yield: 1 servings
   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.
   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.