Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Better Home Cooking Basics: #64 Store Asparagus Like a Bouquet of Flowers in the Fridge.

Lately, I’ve been giving tips on how to store your produce & I’m keeping with the theme this week because after all you can’t cook with produce gone bad. It’s supposedly asparagus season (read: it should be on sale). So in hopes to make your asparagus & dollars last longer I give you this tip today: store you asparagus like a bouquet in the fridge.

If you do plan to store your asparagus for a few days after you get it home, trim a small amount from the bottoms of the stalks with a sharp knife & place them in a tall glass/container/jar with a little water in the bottom. Cover the top loosely with a plastic bag, & store in the refrigerator. This will keep the stalks firm and crisp until you are ready to cook them. (I stored mine for a day without the plastic & it still kept them fresh.)

Get more of my better home cooking basics here.