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The Best Steamed Asparagus

JOHN KARST

"This is the best way to cook asparagus to enjoy it's flavor. It comes out absolutely perfect. For the wine, we recommend Pinot Grigio."
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Ingredients

11 m servings 86 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe dish. Pour in wine, and dot with pieces of butter.
  2. Cover loosely, and cook in the microwave on High for 3 minutes, or until bright green and tender. Allow the dish to stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 86 calories; 5.9 g fat; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 44 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe makes some of the most amazing asparagus I've had. However, the recommended cooking time yeilds a crunchier asparagus, so if you are a fan of soft aspargus just zap it a little long...

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Good, but tasted too much like wine and too little like asparagus. Next time I'll use 1/2 wine and 1/2 water.

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This recipe makes some of the most amazing asparagus I've had. However, the recommended cooking time yeilds a crunchier asparagus, so if you are a fan of soft aspargus just zap it a little long...

Good, but tasted too much like wine and too little like asparagus. Next time I'll use 1/2 wine and 1/2 water.

This was a quick, easy and tasty side dish. I used Pinot Grigio as suggested and it came out just fine in a matter of minutes. This is the perfect side when the rest of your meal is laborious.

The flavor of the asparagus was PERFECT. We did these in the Ziploc Zip 'n Steam bags for 3 minutes as the bag directed and just put the wine and butter in the bag with the fresh asparagus. Perf...

I'm a big wine drinker & I really expected to like this but I hated it...hubby said "it's not THAT bad". I did use a pinot grigio (one of my favorite wines) but the taste was overwhelming. Perha...

I used a white zinfandel and found this to be wonderful - the way I'll always cook asparagus from now on. Just enough flavor to make it interesting, yet not overpowering so it's still great wit...

I was pretty excited to try this, but found it to be kindof blah. I think plain steamed asparagus with salt and pepper is much better. It was very easy, though 3 minutes leaves the asparagus p...

I took advice from others and added garlic, salt, and pepper... as well as the Pinot Grigio and butter. I also garnished with dill. The resulting dish was very tasty. Since there is considerable...

This was wonderful! I did it with a reisling, because it's my favorite... but regardless, I don't know if I'll go back to aspar. any other way! :-)