My Goals and Discoveries
Preserve more of asparagus spears
Instead of snapping off the spears’ tough bottoms, we trim and peel them, which preserves more of the asparagus.
Ensure fresh-tasting asparagus
Briefly pan-steaming the asparagus preserves its color, grassy flavor, and crisp-tender texture.
Enhance asparagus with simple flavors
Garlic and butter added to the skillet with the water give the asparagus a flavor boost once the water burns off.