Some people steam it. Some boil it. Me…. I keep it away from water!!
Letting anything cook in it’s own juices not only stops flavour and nutrition from escaping… it totally intensifies the natural taste, goodness and yes…. even the colour that Mother Nature has so miraculously and generously provided.
If the asparagus, or any produce for that matter, is in season and local – it will be fresh. It has plenty of it’s own natural moisture and in my mind, does not need any more. Or any escaping…. Remembering to keep it simple is THE best philosophy for food. Remembering to think like an Italian – in the kitchen – will never steer you wrong. What this means…?? Take the best local, seasonal products you can find. Treat them with respect. Treat them simply – do not fuss. Think of when you’re trying to ‘do’ your hair. What happens, when you fuss too much..?? ‘Nuff said.
Below, see some things I’ve been up to, with the fresh Ontario asparagus now popping up in stores. Thank Goodness. Spring really is here!
It’s all edible.