Steamed Asparagus

Steamed Asparagus


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Rather than boiling asparagus, steam it for maximum flavour and tenderness. Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter too.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 bunch asparagus spears
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (750ml) water

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Place water in the bottom half of a steamer pan set. Add salt and butter, and bring to a boil.
  2. Trim the dry ends off of the asparagus. If the spears are thick, peel them lightly with a vegetable peeler. Place them in the top half of the steamer pan set. Steam for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus, or until asparagus is tender.


If you do not have a steamer pan set, you can use a steamer basket inserted into a large pot.

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