How can you cook asparagus?

Asparagus with cutlet and potato pancakes

How to cook asparagus so that it tastes good?

Asparagus season is one of those times of the year that we can hardly wait. We love asparagus. In the farm shops in Bavaria there's usually asparagus from the Bavarian asparagus regions around Schrobenhausen, Abensberg or Straubing. The sandy soils between Landshut and Ingolstadt provide the nutty aroma of the asparagus. We make sure that it comes from these regions if possible. Then it is at its freshest. We also eat sustainably, because this way the transport routes are the shortest. But how do you cook asparagus so that it really develops its flavor? How long is the cooking time for asparagus? The unexpected answer: it's best not to cook it at all. This time we tried a tip for preparing asparagus that we saw on a TV cooking show. This sounded exciting. So I wanted to try them out.

 

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How do you make asparagus?

Under no circumstances should asparagus be boiled in water. It loses its taste. It is better to steam the asparagus in the oven. For this type of preparation, you peel the asparagus and cut off the ends until you get to the juicy part. Place the asparagus pieces in parchment paper. Aluminum foil is also possible. Butter is spread over the asparagus pieces. You can add some sugar and salt to it. However, we do without it because we like the natural taste of asparagus.

Then you fold the paper around the asparagus and pack the asparagus pieces. Place these packets on a baking tray and put them in the oven at 15 degrees for about 200 minutes. This will turn the ends of the asparagus slightly brown. The asparagus itself, on the other hand, is tender as butter. You can add a slice of lemon, but we didn't. We wanted to taste the intense asparagus taste. This method of asparagus preparation is perfect if you want to taste the asparagus unadulterated. If you cook it in salt water, it loses this intense taste.

What you need to cook asparagus

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Alternatively, you can use the asparagus in one Asparagus pot * Steam with a little water. Such a pot is particularly high. This means that whole asparagus spears fit in. In the asparagus pot you can cook the vegetables without butter, which should taste even better.

How much asparagus per person?

It depends on what you want to make from it. If the asparagus is to be the main course, calculate 500 grams per person. You don't peel green asparagus. Therefore, 375 grams per person are enough for a main course. If you serve asparagus as an accompaniment to ham, schnitzel or fish, then we calculate around 300 grams per person.

 

How to cook asparagus
Our test: how to cook asparagus?

 

Cooking time asparagus

How long the asparagus takes to cook depends on the thickness of the asparagus spears. We had fresh asparagus up to an inch thick. I read in a blog that oven asparagus has to stay in the oven for up to 45 minutes. I cannot confirm this. We left it in the oven at 20 degrees for about 200 minutes. That was enough for the asparagus to become tender. He still has a little bite, but is done. If you like it softer, you can leave it in the oven for a few more minutes.

 

Asparagus spears with pork chops and potato pancakes
Our answer to the question: How to cook asparagus? We serve it with pork chop and potato pancakes

 

What goes well with asparagus?

You can of course serve asparagus with ham and hollandaise sauce. It's a light lunch. However, it doesn't last long. This time we fried a pork chop instead, which we served with cranberries. We also prepared a couple of potato pancakes as a side dish. This makes the dish more substantial and ensures that you are not hungry two hours after consuming asparagus. When asked how to cook asparagus, we definitely discovered a new method. We will certainly use these more often in the future.

 

A tip from blogger colleagues on how to cook asparagus

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