Let's boil frozen asparagus

Frozen asparagus
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Take out frozen asparagus from a freezer just before cooking, do not defrost.


Add asparagus into a pot (vertically, you can tie them with a cotton thread) with a small amount of salted, boiling water (approx. 2 teaspoons for 1 liter of water). You can also add a little sugar (approx. 1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water). Bring back to boil. Simmer green asparagus for 3-5 minutes, white asparagus - for 8-10 minutes until tender. You can add some milk halfway. Simmer covered - this shortens the processing time and reduces the loss of vitamins. To check if asparagus is already cooked, pierce a piece with a fork or a knife. If it slides in easily, the asparagus is ready.


After cooking, drain the asparagus. Note that the water the asparagus was cooked in contains nutrients and you can used it to make sauces, soups, etc.


To serve, top with lightly fried breadcrumbs and drizzle with melted butter or olive oil with pressed garlic .

Bon appétit!

See how to boil fresh asparagus.