How to cook asparagus - blanch and refresh

by 30SecondChef

Hold the asparagus at both ends and gently bend - the stem will break at the right point leaving the tough part.

Rinse the asparagus then fill a shallow bowl with water and ice and set aside.

Bring a large pan of water to boil, add the asparagus and cook for 1-2min until tender.

Remove from heat.

Immediately transfer to iced water - this keeps the flavour and strong green colour.

Refrigerate until needed.

To reheat, drain and dry with kitchen towel.

Melt some butter in a medium heat pan and add the asparagus, stirring regularly.

When nicely browned and heated through, remove from pan and serve.