Asparagus how to store, cook and eat it
Fresh asparagus should have crisp, not bendy or soft stalks, the tips should be firm and held tightly together, walk away from anything less. I would also urge, only eat asparagus when it is in season, for New Zealand, September – December. Personally, lightly steamed and dripping in butter is the way to eat this stunning shoot. It is rumored that Julius Caesar loved it this way, who knows, it was certainly cultivated by the Romans more than 2000 years ago.
Top tip, store your purchase standing up in a container of water, like a bunch of flowers, covered with damp kitchen towel, they start to die as soon as they are cut. This will keep them fresher for longer
Asparagus provides vitamins A, B2, and C. It is also a good source of potassium, iron and….calcium – surprised? Now if only I could find a way of making my children eat asparagus, all would be good in my green world. For the rest of us here’s some asparagusy stuff. Continue reading “The Green Folder”