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What Parts Of Asparagus Should Be Eaten?

Should the whole part of the asparagus, as purchased in the grocery store, be eaten, or should the stalk be cut off and not eaten? How should it be cooked? qwe
Asked on Feb 15, 2011Improve / edit this question

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Barbara Sonja Biller   L3: Expert   529 answers   +436 votes
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Clean, steam, butter them up, and your mouth will let you know the parts of the asparagus that your body is interested in digesting.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011
Ron Siojo   L6: Pro   13 answers   +20 votes
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You can take out the bottom part of the stalk and eat the rest. I agree with Barbara cause I always butter them up with lots of garlic or steam it with tofu or other veggie sprouts.

Posted on Feb 16, 2011
Sandy Shannon   L3: Expert   420 answers   +312 votes
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Starting at the end of the stalk, with your fingers, find the first spot where the stalk will snap in two. Throw the bottom portion away (ior save for makng a vegetable broth) and cook the rest as you desire. If the stems are very thick, however, you may still need to remove the outer coating of the stalk by using a potato peeler or pairing knife to trim away just the outer portion of the stalk. That rids you of the woody fiber that is so tough and allows you access to the softer inner portion. Cook as desired.

Posted on Feb 16, 2011
frankiemuniz01 muniz01   L1: Member   9 answers   +6 votes
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the outer coating of the stalk by using a potato peeler or pairing knife to trim away just the outer portion of the stalk.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011
siva kumar   L1: Member   3 answers   +5 votes
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1 pound of fresh asparagus equals 16 to 20 spears, 3 cups trimmed, or 2 1/2 cups of cooked asparagus.
Do not overcook asparagus. Overcooking will deplete its flavor.
If you need to store asparagus for more than 3 days, store them loose so that air can circulate through the spears, discouraging mould from developing.
Limp asparagus can be refreshed by trimming off the ends of the stalks and placing it stalk side down into a glass holding 1 1/2 to 2 inches of cold water, place a plastic bag over the tops and then store in the refrigerator for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Avoid cooking asparagus in an iron pots. Asparagus reacts to iron and can causes discoloration of the asparagus spear and the iron pot.
Butter and/or garlic are complementary to steamed asparagus. Pour melted butter over steamed asparagus before serving or steam with garlic cloves.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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