Are these asparagus fresh?

  • Posted by: Bernis
  • May 5, 2017
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5 Comments

caninechef May 5, 2017
There are 2 separate issues with asparagus, was it cut at its prime and has it been cut recently. Freshly cut or at least cut and stored properly spears should be crisp and firm, not rubbery. Asparagus cut at its prim should have tight tips to the spears. As it ages the tips will start to open up. Size of the spears is not related to the age of the stalk, it is not zucchini.
 
Lindsay-Jean H. May 5, 2017
Ah, you attached a photo as I was typing. I would cut the bottoms and maybe peel the thicker ends too, but don't toss those peelings! https://food52.com/blog/16564-peel-asparagus-fry-the-trimmings
 
Bernis May 5, 2017
Thank you!
 
Lindsay-Jean H. May 5, 2017
Perhaps you meant to attach a picture to show us? In any case, you might find this guide helpful: https://food52.com/blog/19472-a-guide-to-cooking-every-asparagus-from-the-straggly-to-the-chunky
 
Bernis May 5, 2017
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