|Conventional ||1 Mins||10 Mins||11 Mins
|TurboChef ||1 Mins||
- 20 pieces of fresh asparagus, pencil thin prefered
- 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. of sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. of soy sauce
- 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. of toasted or black seasame seeds
Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable that is perfect for entertaining but timing of when it is done is always a challenge. With the TurboChef speedcook oven, the asparagus comes out ‘al dente’ and bright green. You can put it into the oven when your guests sit down and serve perfect asparagus every time.
Turn the TurboChef oven on and under ‘Bake’ on the cook wheel, select ‘COOKBOOK’ then under cookbook, select ‘asparagus’. Press ‘START’ to begin the preheat cycle.
To prepare the asparagus, remove the bottom woody part of the stalks of asparagus by finding the natural break toward the bottom. To do this, bend the asparagus stalk and it will break where the woody part meets the more tender part. This is usually the bottom 1 ½” -2” of the stalk. Rinse the asparagus. Wet a paper towel and wrap the towel around the asparagus spears. Wrap the asparagus in the wet towel and wrap the towel in a piece of parchment paper. This will protect it from the heat of the oven and provide a steam. Place the asparagus package into the oven.
Press ‘START’ again and bake under ‘Asparagus’ for 45 seconds. After baking, remove from oven and remove the parchment paper and paper towel. If you want the asparagus more cooked and less ‘al dente’ use the cook more function on the cookwheel. Top with butter and salt, herb de provence butter or the garlic butter spread. If you want a unique flavor or a chilled asparagus use the sauce listed below.
1 tbsp. of fresh Lemon juice
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. of soy sauce
1 clove of fresh garlic,minced
1 tbsp. of toasted sesame or black sesame seeds