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how to make asparagus not stringy

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LauraLaRue2003

Asked by LauraLaRue2003 at 4:27 PM on Nov. 23, 2013 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • Use a potato peeler and take off a think outer layer.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:35 PM on Nov. 23, 2013

  • Don't over cook it.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:51 PM on Nov. 23, 2013

  • make sure to properly trim the stems and try roasting it instead of steaming.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Nov. 23, 2013

  • Don't boil it. Broil it with a little balsamic vinegar.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 6:39 PM on Nov. 23, 2013

  • get thinner ones. the ones that aren't so thick are less stringy
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:18 PM on Nov. 23, 2013

  • All kinds of advice here. I find over cooking lends itself to stringiness. try cooking and then dump it in cold water to stop the cooking so you serve it a tad el dente.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2013

  • You either use only the tips that you can snap off or you peel the stem before cooking.
    goldpandora

    Answer by goldpandora at 5:44 AM on Nov. 24, 2013

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