Thursday, July 10, 2014

Asparagus

I bought some lovely asparagus a few weeks ago.  On the tag it said to store it in a small amount of water standing upright... in the fridge.

I was skeptical...but, I decided to try it.

Wow!

I cooked half the bundle the same day I bought it... because I like to have it nice and fresh...  but, as a test, I left this bundle in the water in the fridge ..  for over a week!  You know what happens to asparagus in the crisper..it gets wilty and the tops even get slimy sometimes...ick..... but.... look how firm it stayed.  And, when I cooked it... it tasted as good as the day I bought it...

What a great tip.  Definitely put your unused stalks in a container and save it for another day... no more wrecked and wasted asparagus!
















6 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great tip! I'll have to try that, too. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for the tip! I love asparagus.

Linda said...

Great tip! I had not heard it before.

frayedattheedge said...

Hi V
No sooner commanded by you, than I have arrived to check out your storage tip!! I didn't know about that one, and will certainly try it.
Anne x

barbara l. hale said...

Great tip for one of my favorite veggies! I love asparagus roasted with a little sea salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Yum!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Will try this. Hate limp asparagus tops!