Asparagus Steamed in Wine

    6 minutes

    This is a delicious and very simple side dish to make when the rest of the meal is more labourious. The wine brings out the flavour of the asparagus.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) white wine
    • 2 tablespoons butter

    Preparation:3min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:6min 

    1. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe dish. Pour in wine and dot with pieces of butter.
    2. Cover loosely and cook in the microwave on High for 3 minutes, or until bright green and tender. Allow the dish to stand 5 minutes before serving.

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    This recipe makes some of the most amazing asparagus I've had. However, the recommended cooking time yeilds a crunchier asparagus, so if you are a fan of soft aspargus just zap it a little longer.  -  10 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Good, but tasted too much like wine and too little like asparagus. Next time I'll use 1/2 wine and 1/2 water.  -  14 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a quick, easy and tasty side dish. I used Pinot Grigio as suggested and it came out just fine in a matter of minutes. This is the perfect side when the rest of your meal is laborious.  -  27 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)