Hands down, asparagus has become one of my favorite vegetables. Here are (in my opinion) the best and easiest ways to cook asparagus.
The Best and Easiest Ways to Cook Asparagus
- Stir fry it in olive oil: Our favorite way to cook asparagus is to stir it around for a few minutes in hot olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Sprinkle on some sea salt and it tastes incredible!
- Roast it: Brush it with olive oil, sprinkle on some sea salt, then roast it in a 425 degree oven for 10-20 minutes or until the asparagus has reached your preferred crispiness level. Super good!
- Grill it: This obviously doesn’t work very well in the fall and winter, but if you throw asparagus onto the grill while you’re cooking meat in the spring and summer, it tastes amazing!
None of these methods are difficult in the least. All of them turn out fabulous tasting asparagus with very little effort.
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What are your favorite ways to cook and eat asparagus?
I love asparagus! The problem with it is it’s only “in season” for about three days in spring. So, if you miss that window, you’re paying three times as much for woody veggies. Rolled in olive oil, dusted with a good amount of salt and roasted on the grill for about 7 minutes in a covered grill pan. Yum! The fronds get wonderfully toasty crisp.
You MUST keep it in a jar/cup with about an inch of water on the bottom for it to “drink” and you MUST eat it within 2 days of picking/buying. Storing without wter makes it turn woody fast and waiting more than a few days to eat it makes it go limp and sad. Cut the bottom inch off before cooking. Those were my mom’s tips – and mom’s know what they’re doing.
Tosha Kelly says
Cooking in bacon grease is our favorite way to cook asparagus. My 5yo will eat it raw straight from the garden. Love the mounds of asparagus we get every spring!