Stand the spears upright in a glass containing 1-2cm of water, cover with a plastic bag and store in the fridge. If space is an issue, wrap the spears in a clean, damp tea towel and store in the crisper section of the fridge. This way your asparagus spears will stay crisp for up to three days.
How do you keep asparagus fresh longer?
Stand the stems up in a jar with about an inch of cold water. You want to make sure that the ends stay moist but not the whole stem. Wrap the heads loosely with a produce bag or saran wrap. This will keep asparagus fresh for 4-5 days in the fridge.
How long can you keep asparagus in the refrigerator?
Fresh asparagus usually has a shelf life of three to five days in the refrigerator. However, if you refrigerate asparagus in a glass jar with a little bit of water, it can stay fresh for up to ten days. When the ends of your asparagus spears become dark green and mushy, it’s time to throw them away.
How do you keep asparagus fresh for a week?
Stand the asparagus up in a glass or jar with about an inch or two of water, making sure all the ends are sitting in the water. We’ve found that a 2-cup measuring cup is a great container. Loosely cover the asparagus with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How to store fresh asparagus?
A bunch of fresh asparagus stored in a bowl of water. Treat asparagus like cut flowers or fresh herbs and give them some water to keep them hydrated. Instead of storing asparagus with the other veggies in the drawer, place it in a cup or bowl of water in the fridge.
What is the best way to can asparagus?
Canner or something like a dutch oven is good for cooking preserves, a deep stockpot works really well as a canning pot, and place a round rack or a kitchen rag in the bottom so water can circulate all the way around the jars. If you are re-using old jars be sure to sterilize them. Prepare your asparagus by washing and trimming.
Can you freeze peeled asparagus?
Store peeled asparagus in an airtight container in the fridge. Use peeled spears within three to four hours. If you peeled too much and can’t use it all at once, you can also freeze asparagus. Simply portion into jars or glass containers and place in the freezer. Frozen asparagus will keep for up to 6 months.
What to do with leftover asparagus?
This Pickled asparagus is a delicious side, and a wonderful way to preserve any of the leftover stalks you haven’t done anything with yet., or to keep those spring and summer asparagus crops around all year long.