Parboiled Asparagus Recipe that Takes Only 5 Minutes
I love asparagus. I used to steam asparagus, but I found it took a while to get soft. Take a look at my easy, 5-minute Parboiled Asparagus Recipe. The parboiling only takes a few minutes and then you just add a few spices. This is a healthy recipe to use as a side dish.
How to Parboil Asparagus
First, fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and set to boil.
Get the asparagus ready for parboiling. Rinse it, and snap off the tough ends. I prefer to then chop the asparagus into about 1-2 inch pieces.
Once the water is boiling, turn off the burner and add the asparagus. Let the asparagus sit in the hot water for about 3 minutes or until the softness you like. I left mine in for about 5 minutes.
Then, drain the hot water and put the asparagus back in the post.
How to Season the Parboiled Asparagus
Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and mix. Then add the zest of one small lemon, the juice of that lemon, and kosher salt to taste. You can add a little bit of pepper if you’d like.
Serve the asparagus warm or at room temperature.