Microwaving asparagus is my least favourite way of cooking asparagus. They just don’t turn out right. On the other hand it very easy and fast so in a pinch it works. I do recommend you check out some other ways of cooking asparagus here.
Clean the asparagus and cut of the dry and fibrous ends but leave the tips intact.
Place the spears in a circle on a plate with the tips pointing inwards.
Add 1/4 cup of water and cover with another plate turned upside down to form a lid.
Put the plate in the microwave and cook them for two minutes on high power.
Take out the plate and test the asparagus with a fork. They should be tender and crisp.
If they aren’t done cook them an extra minutes and test them again.
Continue this until the asparagus are done.
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