How to cook asparagus?

Spring brought with it a great vegetable: Asparagus.
Crunchy and tasty, it can be enjoyed in salads, risotto, gratin and many other ways.
We share all our tips for cooking the perfect asparagus!

2 servings
5 min
10 min
Very Easy




  • pan
  • bowl


  • Clean your asparagus, cut the stringy part at the bottom of the asparagus and remove the small pimples present on the stem.
  • Place the bunched asparagus (held vertically by a string, with the tops up) in a pan of cold salted water.
  • When boiling again, count between 8 and 15 minutes of cooking depending on the size of your asparagus.
  • When cooked, place them in a bowl of ice water to maintain their pretty green color and firmness, and you're done!

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-How to cook asparagus in a saucepan?
You can simply pour a drizzle of olive oil or a knob of butter in a pan, add your asparagus and brown them for about ten minutes over low heat, stirring regularly.

-Should the asparagus be peeled?
Regarding green asparagus, it is not necessary to peel them since they are more tender than white asparagus which must be peeled before cooking.

-What sauce to accompany asparagus?
Several sauces can go very well with asparagus, such as mousseline sauce, vinaigrette sauce, Hollandaise sauce and many more.
It can also be eaten with a drizzle of olive oil and salt flower, a treat!


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