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How to Cook Frozen Asparagus

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author image Joshua McCarron
Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Cook Frozen Asparagus
Asparagus cooking in a pan. Photo Credit Ana_Penelope/iStock/Getty Images

Asparagus makes a flavorful accompaniment to meat dishes, salads, soups and casseroles. It's healthy, too; half cup of frozen asparagus, which is a typical serving size, contains 30 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C amount, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fresh asparagus is available in most grocery stores all year, but if you can’t find fresh, frozen is a suitable alternative.

Stir Frying

Step 1

Select a bag of frozen asparagus that has already been cut into tips and pieces. Cut your own asparagus into 1/2-inch tips and pieces prior to freezing if you freeze your own.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat.

Step 3

Add the frozen asparagus pieces to the skillet and and stir constantly with a spatula for three to five minutes, or until the asparagus is tender but still slightly crisp.

Step 4

Remove the skillet from the heat and scoop the asparagus out onto a plate with your spatula to serve.

Steaming

Step 1

Add a few inches of water to a pot, and place a steamer basket inside. Place the pot and basket on your stovetop over high heat and bring the water to a boil.

Step 2

Place the frozen asparagus into the basket and place a lid on top of the pot.

Step 3

Steam the asparagus for a few minutes, until firm but tender.

Step 4

Remove the pot from the heat and use tongs to remove the asparagus from the steamer basket. Serve immediately.

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