One of my favorite vegetables is definitely Asparagus, sometimes I like the meatier stalks and other times I crave the thin stalks. Asparagus is about as versatile as it gets for a vegetable because it just can be paired up or eaten on its own and it tastes great.
You might have had the experience to dine on under-cooked asparagus or over-cooked asparagus and both are about as appealing as eating raw ground beef. Under-cooked asparagus can taste clay-like (yes I have tried it) and over-cooked is just a hot mess that mushes and totally misses its calling on the delivery of yum.
The best asparagus I have ever experienced has been prepared in an electric pressure cooker, in fact, my Instant Pot. The steaming from this pressure cooker is simple perfection and can not be traded for any other. I am now going to share with you how to lavishly indulge in the best pressure cooker asparagus you will taste and the secret is that it takes minimum preparation to create!
*****Update 2018 December *****
First things first, you can not prepare this dish unless you have an Instant Pot. If you don’t know about Instant Pots yet, I highly recommend getting one of these and save yourself some serious time.
I used my Instant Pot to create this dish, over and over, night after night for one full week to make sure that each and every time I was not imagining how wonderful this tasted and my poor family members were also subject to the nightly tasting.
Here is what you will need.
1 A pound of Asparagus – cleaned and 1″ snapped off. You are taking the woody part of the stalk off as it is too tough to chew.
1 Tbsp of Onion Onion
2 Tbsp Of Olive Oil
Freshly milled Mediterranean Sea Salt & Pepper sprinkled atop
Place your steamer basket into the Instant Pot
Put your water into the Instant Pot – IT SHOULD not go beyond the steamer rack, cut back if it does. I have suggested decreasing water to a 1/2 c
Place your cleaned asparagus in the steamer basket
Drizzle the Asparagus with Olive Oil
Sprinkle the Onion Onion
Close the Instant Pot
Seal the Steaming Vent
Set to Steaming and manually adjust it to 1 minutes
When the 1 minutes is up, Quick Release Method. DO NOT LET IT sealed or it will MUSH
Sprinkle with Salt & Pepper.
Open Lid and Serve
- 1 Pound of Asparagus - cleaned and 1" snapped off You are taking the woody part of the stalk off as it is too tough to chew. USE FAT Asparagus
- 1/2- C of COLD Water
- 1 Steamer Rack for the Instant Pot
- 1 Tbsp of Onion Onion
- 2 Tbsp Of Olive Oil
- Freshly milled Mediterranean Sea Salt & Pepper sprinkled atop
- Place your steamer basket into the Instant Pot
- Put your water into the Instant Pot
- Place your cleaned asparagus onto the steamer basket
- Drizzle the Asparagus with Olive Oil
- Sprinkle the Onion Onion
- Close the Instant Pot
- Seal the Steaming Vent
- Set to Steaming and manually adjust it to 1 minutes
- When the 1 minutes are up, Quick Release Method. Act Fast or it will sog!
- Sprinkle with Salt & Pepper.
- Open Lid and Serve
Cook’s Tips & Tricks
Invest in an Instant Pot. Pressure Cookers are so impressive and then you can cook up a storm!
Rinse very well as dirt in the tips can taste so gritty and ruin what you create.
Steamed asparagus can be used as a side dish, main dish, for dinner, lunch, and breakfast.
Balsamic is a perfect accompaniment if you are looking for a boost of flavor.
This recipe is fast, easy and so healthy. I can not even begin to tell you how many other methods I have used to prepare asparagus without the success and perfection created from the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. Lavishly live asparagus out loud and steam it in under 2 minutes to perfection with my recipe for the best pressure cooker asparagus.
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