Last Updated on 17th December 2021 by
Freezing your asparagus gives you a way to make fresh asparagus last for much longer. It can store for months in your freezer. Did you also know that asparagus can be cooked from frozen, without the need to defrost it? I will show you how to cook frozen asparagus in the
Asparagus can be served as a side dish on its own or mixed with veggies and other foods to make a more complex dish. It is quite versatile and makes for a great side dish with many different kinds of meals. It can be roasted, grilled, microwaved, and steamed, so no matter how you like to cook it, there is a great way to prepare it.
What I like about using frozen veggies like this is that they are still a good source of nutrition, retaining their nutrients just as well as fresh veggies do. You don’t lose out on any vitamins and minerals just because you froze the vegetable and then cooked it up. The methods I’m going to give you for cooking up asparagus are all good ways to ensure that the nutrients are still there for you to benefit from when you bite into them as well.
How to Cook Frozen Asparagus in the
One of my favorite ways to have asparagus is roasted. I love the way that roasting brings out the delicate flavors and makes them so tender and juicy while giving the asparagus an appealing exterior texture.
My top tip for roasting asparagus is to not thaw it out first. It can be put directly into the
How to cook frozen asparagus in
Then, add some oil and a little seasoning to the asparagus. I like to use salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, but you can use your own mixture of seasonings, if you like. Roast the asparagus in the
This is the simplest and most direct method for how to cook frozen asparagus spears in the
How to Cook Frozen Asparagus in Microwave
Now, I want to tell you about the simplest way to cook frozen asparagus, and that is in the microwave. You can take your frozen asparagus and put it directly into the microwave and expect it to cook fully and come out tender, if you know the method.
How to cook frozen asparagus spears in the microwave? You need to ensure that they stay tender during the entire microwaving process, and that means wrapping them in a damp paper towel. You may need a few paper towels depending on how many pieces of asparagus you are microwaving at once. Wrap them up like a burrito in your damp paper towels and place them into a microwave safe dish or straight onto the microwave turntable. You don’t actually need to use any dishes for this.
Cook for about four minutes on high, and your asparagus should be done. You need to limit how many pieces you are microwaving at once so that they can cook and warm fully. Be careful when you take them out of the microwave, as they will be hot. You may want to use a kitchen mitt or tongs to pull them out of the microwave.
How to Cook Frozen Asparagus in a Skillet
You can cut your frozen asparagus before you put it into the frying
In order to cook up asparagus in a skillet, you need to drizzle a little oil in the skillet or a little butter. I wouldn’t suggest dry frying your asparagus. You can season the asparagus as it cooks or before you turn on the heat. I suggest using simple spices and seasonings, like garlic, rosemary, onions, ground chili, and simple salt and pepper.
To cook your frozen asparagus in a skillet, you can cook it in the
How to Cook Frozen Asparagus on the
Another way to prepare frozen asparagus is to cook it on the
You should apply some oil to the asparagus, tossing it in vegetable oil, coconut oil, canola oil or something similar. Feel free to season as well before it starts grilling, using salt and pepper, minced garlic, or whatever seasoning you prefer.
You can heat up the
You can either lay the asparagus across the
Be aware of how quickly your asparagus will cook, as the skinnier, thinner asparagus spears will cook faster. Keep an eye on them and be prepared to take them off the
There you have it- a number of different ways you can cook your asparagus from frozen to fully cooked without the need to let the asparagus thaw out.
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Saturday 17th of December 2022
Really helpful. What if you wanted to use frozen asparagus in a quiche or puff pastry tart?