What Does Asparagus Taste Like And How To Process It?

What does asparagus taste like

Asparagus is a type of vegetables, belonging to the family of lilies. Its name came from Greek, which was similar to “sprout” or “shoot.” Due to various benefits on health and 2000-year-regal-origin, asparagus has been considered one of the most nutritious foods of all time.

Because it is nutritious, every family needs to have it at least once in their life. Therefore, it is a dish that every family needs to have at least once in their meals. If you never have the vegetable before, I will show you all the things you need to know about it in the following content. You will find out the answer to the questions: What does asparagus taste like and how to process it?

What does asparagus taste like

​What does asparagus taste like?

​It’s hard to tell what its flavor is like because it is quite distinctive and different from other vegetables. However, if I can describe the feelings when chewing it, I will say it feels just like chewing artichokes. l You will have a little tough and crunchy sensation in your mouth.

​And talking about its taste, I can tell that fresh asparagus has a mild flavor. A combination of celery and broccoli is what you can imagine about its taste. If you process the vegetable with some olive oil, you can even feel a greasy and sweet flavor on the tip of your tongue.

It will make you say “delicious” right after the first bite. Let’s find out the best methods to cook asparagus in the next part.

​How can you process asparagus?

​Preparing

Unless you want the dirt or sand on the tips of each asparagus spear, you need to rinse the vegetables under cold water first. Then, the place that cannot be eaten, the woody base, needs trimming down.

All you have to do is to grab the tip of a spear and bend it until it breaks. The woody base will be the part that breaks. That is the quickest and most convenient way. If you don’t like it and find it easy to find where the woody base lasts on the spear, just use a knife to cut it off.

​And if you are a careful person who wants to have a perfect meal, you can use a peeler to scrape off the cover of the spears. The vegetable will have a smoother look and also better taste.

​The best ways to process it

Roasting

What does asparagus taste like

What you need:

  • ​Asparagus
  • Olive oil
  • An oven
  • Pepper, salt
  • Onion, garlic
  • Lemon zest

Let’s begin:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to approximately 400 Fahrenheit degrees

Step 2: Lay a parchment paper on a baking tray and spray olive oil on it

​Step 3: Add asparagus and season it well with ½ tablespoon of salt and ½ tablespoon of pepper

Step 4: Put onion, garlic, and lemon zest on the mixture and stir everything

​Step 5: Place the tray filled with the mixture into the oven and maintain it at 350 Fahrenheit degrees

Step 6: Roast the vegetables for 10 minutes and take them out

Step 7: Serve with bacon, chicken, lamb, pasta or any additional foods you like​

Grilling

What does asparagus taste like

What you need:

  • Asparagus​
  • Olive oil
  • A pan
  • Salt, pepper
  • Tomatoes

Let’s begin:

​Step 1: Preheat the pan

​Step 2: Spray olive oil on it

​Step 3: Add asparagus spears and stir them until olive oil fully absorbs.

​Step 4: Season the vegetables with ½ tablespoon of salt and ½ tablespoon of pepper

​Step 5: Cut tomatoes into small pieces and stir them with the spears

​Step 6: After the spears and tomatoes are soft, put them on a plate

​Step 7: Serve with bacon, chicken, lamb, pasta or any additional foods you like

On the gas stove

What does asparagus taste like

What you need:

  • A saucepan or skillet
  • Water
  • Salt​

Let’s begin:

​Step 1: Lay the asparagus spears equally on the pan. Make sure you don’t arrange them too densely. Otherwise, they will overspill the skillet when being cooked.

Step 2: Add 1 inch of water into the pan

Step 3: Add some salt to the water

​Step 4: Put the pan on a simmer

Step 5: Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes

Step 6: When the spears get tender, take them out

Step 7: Serve with ham, cheese, or chickpeas for the best flavor

Steaming

What does asparagus taste like

What you need:

  • Asparagus​
  • A steamer
  • Water

Let’s begin:

Step 1: Fill the bottom of the steamer with water. Remember to have careful measurements and not to let the hot water touch the steamer insert.

Step 2: Place the steamer insert on the bottom pot

Step 3: Lay the asparagus spears equally on the steamer insert. Make sure you don’t arrange them too densely to allow the heat to penetrate through every spear.

Step 4: Turn on the stove

Step 5: Leave the steamer there for about 3 minutes and turn the spears. In that way, each of them can be cooked through.

Step 6: Cook for another 2 minutes and turn off the stove

Step 7: Serve with ham, cheese, or chickpeas for the best flavor

Stir frying

What does asparagus taste like

What you need:

  • Asparagus
  • A skillet
  • Chicken broth or water​
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic and ginger

Let’s begin:

Step 1: Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet

Step 2: Put asparagus along with ginger, garlic, and chicken broth or water on the skillet to stir fry, seasoning with ¼ teaspoon of salt

Step 3: After 3 minutes, when the spears get green but not yet soft, add soy sauce to the pan. Keep stir frying.

Step 4: After another 3 minutes, until the vegetable is tender, transfer it to a plate or bowl

Step 5: Serve with bacon, chicken, lamb, pasta or any additional foods you like

To sum up...

What does asparagus taste like? Have you had the answer for that question after reading my article?

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What Does Asparagus Taste Like And How To Process It?
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Dona Williams

I'm Dona. I'm now a mother of 2 boys. I'm a housewife and I spend most of my time on cooking. I often interact with different cooking websites to earn experience as well as share my knowledge about cooking with the others. Besides, I am the founder and editor of donaskitchen.com an avenue for sharing about juicing, plant-based diet and living a healthier lifestyle.

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