Saturday, April 07, 2007

Another leftover story: Leftover asparagus stalks

If you buy whole asparagus, you will have to peel off the hard fibers on the lower part of the stalks , or you can bend the stalks until they snap. The breaking point marks where the tender green part ends and the woody lower end of the asparagus start.

Do not throw these ends away. Split the stalks in two, and put them in the stock and allow to simmer for 2-3 hours. Remove them from the stock. Take a spoon and scoop the delicious inner core and dispose of the skin. You will find that they have the same delicious taste as the top.

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