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Perfect Asparagus

Overcooking asparagus ruins it – it takes no more than five minutes to cook to perfection.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Serves: 8



  1. Snap the tough ends from the asparagus spears (the tough bases can be boiled for stock).
  2. Place water, butter and salt in a large pot or frypan that is wide enough to hold the asparagus lying flat, and bring to a boil.
  3. Once water boils, add asparagus, cover and cook until just tender (3-5 minutes, depending on thickness).
  4. Drain well, pile onto a serving platter and serve at once.


This recipe is from new TV series Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons. For more great Annabel Langbein recipes see annabel-langbein.com [1]