How to cook asparagus in the microwave
I actually feel silly posting this, but I have had people ask me how to cook asparagus so many times, that I thought I might as well put it out there.
There are many other fancier ways to cook asparagus, but this one is just so quick and easy. It gives you more time to focus on your other menu items, like these Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Red Wine Sauce and this Mashed Butternut Squash with Sage Brown Butter Sauce.
Or these perfectly Seared Scallops and Chanterelle Risotto.
How to cook asparagus in the microwave in 3 minutes.
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How to serve your asparagus
Just because it came out of a microwave, doesn’t mean you can’t be a little fancy. Asparagus tongs are a nice way to get them from the dish to your plate. This way, you don’t have to stab these delicate little green stalks or watch them fall off your serving spoon and onto the table.
Grilled Asparagus is another option if you have slightly more time. You can grill it on an indoor grill, outdoor grill or even a panini maker.
3 Minute Microwave Asparagus
- 1 Pound of Asparagus washed and trimmed
- 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Rinse asparagus and shake off some of the excess water. Cut the woody end of the stalks (about 2 inches/5cm). Place in microwave safe dish, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness. Careful when removing from microwave because the dish will be very hot.