Braised Asparagus with Lemon and Chives
Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2022
This oft-overlooked technique results in silky, sweet-nutty spears.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Braising produces asparagus with a tender, silky texture and sweet, nutty flavor. To achieve consistently cooked spears, we eschewed the tradition of slow cooking in a minimal amount of liquid. Instead we vigorously simmered the vegetable i...