Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Asparagus

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We love asparagus! It is flavorful, versatile and good for you.

Asparagus is full of vitamins, and only contains about 3 calories per spear! It’s also a  natural diuretic, which helps reduce bloat.

There are so many delicious ways to prepare asparagus.Drizzle it in a little olive oil and sea salt, and roast it in a hot oven for  about 10-15 minutes until it is cooked, but still crisp. Top it with lemon zest, or a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Saute it, or use it in a stir fry. Toss it in some broth with a little sauteed onion, and some herbs, and puree it into a rich, creamy soup.

Asparagus is best when the tips are tight, and the stalks firm. Many people assume the very skinny stalks are the most tender, but the slightly thicker ones are actually more so. Some like to take a peeler and shave off a bit from the stalks, but it really isn’t necessary.

To store fresh asparagus, place the stalks into a container with an inch or so of water in the refrigerator to allow the stems to continue to stay hydrated.

When you are ready to prepare the asparagus, snap off the tough lower part of the stem. It should naturally break at the point in which it becomes more tender.

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