I got a phone call from my mother-in-law's best friend the other day. We had just recently had a conversation about asparagus, and the added health benefits that asparagus has. Well, low and behold, she ended up finding a great deal on some. I believe it was around $1.58 per lb. That might still sound high, however, the average price for us is $3.99 per pound.
I stopped by the store on my way home from work and grabbed a few bundles. These were fresh and looked really, really good. I knew that there was no way we were going to be eating these before they went bad and I really had intended on freezing most of them anyway. *Totally kicking myself for not getting more and freezing more.
Step 1: Separate the size of the asparagus by small, medium, and large stem bases.
Small: 2 mins.
Medium: 3 mins.
Large: 4 mins.
Step 4: Then add to an ice water, cold water bath. The stops the asparagus from continuing to cook.Step 5: Drain in a colander and then just lightly dab dry
Step 6: Seal and Freeze (I used our Food Saver, however, Ziploc freezer bags work great too)
There you have it! Frozen FRESH asparagus, ready for a meal.
What is your favorite way to cook asparagus? Do you steam? Do you roast? Grill? Have you ever frozen any before? Please share.