Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Asparagus Tips - Maggi Soup

There is a farmer selling fresh Asparagus at the Wednesday and Saturday Nelson markets.

It is totally delicious..... tender - and full of flavour.

He gave me a couple of tips.

Basically he cooks the asparagus in pre-boiled water with a smidgen of salt - for <2 minutes. He cuts off the ends (about 1 inch) basically he sticks in a fork to test... the asparagus .. should pop... under the pressure of the fork (like when you bite into a perfectly cooked prawn).

Then with the left over water he adds a sachet of maggi chicken soup - and cooks with the discarded asparagus ends... the last step is mashing in the asparagus ends... amazing.

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