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What's the best way to serve asparagus as a side dish?

(11 Posts)
DANCESwithnewlytannedlegs Fri 29-Jun-07 19:22:36

I've got some asparagus tips to use up tonight. We're having chicken in a tarragon sauce (thank you Mr Tesco).

moondog Fri 29-Jun-07 19:23:14

Just steam 'em and serve with some melted butter and lemon.

ELR Fri 29-Jun-07 19:23:45

steam and sqeeze a bit of lemon on then a bit of pepper and butter

FlamingTomatoes Fri 29-Jun-07 19:24:03

stick them in the George Foreman with butter

FlamingTomatoes Fri 29-Jun-07 19:24:40

Put a dish of butter in the middle of the table and use asparagus to scoop it up with

Just kidding

DANCESwithnewlytannedlegs Fri 29-Jun-07 19:25:13

How long do you steam them for (I usually cook them in the oven for a particular dish...never done them on their own!)

sparklesandwine Fri 29-Jun-07 19:37:30

melted butter and crushed fresh garlic lovely

sparklesandwine Fri 29-Jun-07 19:38:14

for about 5/8 mins - much better steamed

popsycal Fri 29-Jun-07 19:44:00

jamie oliver style with tomatoes and garlic
will find a recipes

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 29-Jun-07 19:48:44

I like it griddled.

USAUKMum Fri 29-Jun-07 20:00:38

I like roasted with a drizzle of balsamic

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