Originally Posted by Kayelle
....IMO, asparagus should never be near water after it's washed.
And because it's a free country, I disagree.
We've tried it roasted in the oven, grilled on the stove, grilled on the outside grill...and still like it best the way I do it.
I like to toss it in a 12" pan of rapidly boiling water. First go in the lowest 3rd of the stalks (once the tough ends have been removed), then the middle part, and finally the tips. That way each section cooks for just the right, IMO, time. I bet total time is three minutes for the bottom, a mere minute or less for the tips. Drain really good, and toss back into the pan that now has melted butter. Or toss in a bowl with grated Parma cheese right after it's drained. Ooo, I think I know what I'll be having for a snack soon...