Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.



How should you serve asparagus?

There are many ways to eat asparagus. You can serve it hot, cold, raw, or cooked. You can use it to fill out a main entrée, or you can serve it as a side dish. It mixes well into soups, salads, casseroles, and stir-fries, but you may decide to simply serve it on its own!

What is the healthiest way to eat asparagus?

Asparagus is a highly nutritious vegetable that can be eaten cooked or raw. Because of its tough texture, cooking is the most popular preparation method. However, thinly sliced or marinated raw spears can be equally enjoyable.

How do you prepare and eat asparagus?

Bring water to a boil, and then add the asparagus. Cook asparagus until bright green and fork tender, about 1 to 3 minutes. If not eating right away, transfer asparagus to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Reheat when ready to use and season before serving.

How do you cook asparagus so it doesn’t get soggy?

You’re overcooking it.

Because it only takes a few minutes to cook, keep a close eye on it to avoid soggy, limp stems as the outcome. Take it out of the oven or off the stove a minute or so before you think it’s done to avoid overcooking. Another way to prevent overcooking is to shock the asparagus in an ice bath.

Is asparagus served hot or cold?

Also, you can serve the asparagus at room temp or chilled, whatever the mood (or weather) calls for. But it’s especially good chilled.

Are you supposed to eat the whole asparagus?

You can eat the whole spear except for the woody stem towards the bottom. Hold the asparagus spear on each end firmly. Gently bend the asparagus so that it bows out away from you.

How do you take the bitterness out of asparagus?

Fine grit can lurk in asparagus tips. To get rid of it, fill a bowl with cold water and soak the asparagus for a few minutes, then rinse off. That should rid the stems of any unpleasant sandiness.

What to do with asparagus?

I also make a simple Polish recipe at home called Asparagus á la Polonaise by cooking the asparagus in water seasoned with sugar and salt and then topping it with butter, slightly browned in a pan mixed with fresh breadcrumbs. Asparagus and eggs are a timeless spring combination too.

What is the best sauce to serve with asparagus?

Serve asparagus topped with melted butter, hollandaise sauce, lemon butter, freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, balsamic or sherry vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, vinaigrette, plain or flavored mayonnaise, white sauce, cheese sauce, or grated or melted cheese—Parmesan or Jack.

What is the best way to store asparagus?

Try and use your asparagus as soon as possible, but if you don’t use it straight away, a good tip is to store it standing up in a jug of water in the fridge. For tips on how to prepare your asparagus here’s Jamie’s Food Team:

How do you cook trimmed asparagus?

This is about as easy as it gets: Trimmed asparagus spears are steamed over water until tender. After that, you can serve them with a squeeze of lemon or lime if you’d like. Note that the recipe says to add a bit of butter and salt to the water before steaming; some reviewers did and some didn’t. You do you.