This dish will be a revelation for those who associated asparagus with stringy and mushy horror as a child.
While many choose to boil, I prefer cooking the asparagus sous vide as it results in a tasty grassy flavor, bright color, and perfectly intact nutrients that have not been drained down the sink. To make flavorful asparagus you can pair it with a traditional sauce made with sun-dried tomatoes to create a delightful combination with vegetables.
How do sous vide cooking work?
The basic thing which revolves around sous vide is that there aren’t any devised rules and regulations.
There are certain boundaries defined like a Salomon fillet shouldn’t be cooked for more than half an hour and beef cheeks shouldn’t be cooked for more than 8 hours. There aren’t many rules and regulations in sous vide and one can easily understand with the time that there are hell lots of ways to cook steak for a perfect dinner or boil an egg.
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Why cook Asparagus Sous vide?
Asparagus is easy to cook, but it’s even easier to overcook and get a soggy texture. Sous vide cooking provides a cooking temperature a little lower than the boiling point of water so that the veggies are neither undercooked nor overcooked. In addition, plant sugar can be retained if the plants are sealed in water before cooking as they will otherwise get dissolved in a large chunk of cooking fluid. It paves the way for intense flavor and brighter coloring every time you try cooking sous vide veggies.
How to select Asparagus?
If you are picking fresh asparagus from your garden, great! You will be assured of a tender and flavorful sous vide experience with this fresh.
If you are one of those who buy their veggies from the farmers markets or grocery stores, you must keep these tips in mind
Take a look at the tips and cut ends of the spears. If the tops are still closed and the bottoms look moist this means the asparagus is fresh. But if it seems like tops are flowering open and bottoms are dry that means the asparagus has started losing its moisture which means it won’t taste quite as good.
How long does it take to cook Asparagus sous vide?
Compared to other sous vide vegetable recipes, asparagus can be cooked quickly. It can be ready within 6 to 12 minutes, depending on how thick the spears are. Vegetables like beets, carrots, potatoes take approximately, 30-40 minutes on 185°F / 85°C
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