Asparagrass Steamer - Special Cookware You Need

Some vegetables require special cooking pots due to their unusual shape. Corn and asparagus, both long vegetables, cook best in an elongated pot. Stellar and Judge make a stainless steel steamer that allows the vegetables to steam in the up right position. This is idea for even cooking. The stainless steel handles and clear lid make the pot easy to handle. Once cooking is completed, the steamer basket effortlessly lifts out and the vegetables are ready to dress and serve.

Professional chefs choose Stellar and Judge Cookware because of its adherence to the highest cookware standards. This cookware is constructed of 18/10 Stainless Steel (with 10% nickel and 18% chrome) that is premium grade. This alloy allows the cookware to resist stains and gives it an optimal hardness.

When you bring your new cookware home, peel off the labels, wash them in hot sudsy water, then rinse and dry. You should also pre-condition appliances with non-stick surfaces by coating them with cooking oil and wiping dry. Copper pans need special care, as they are coated in the factory with a substance to prevent tarnish - to remove the coating, boil water in the pan. As it heats up, the coating will evaporate away. Your copper pans will then be ready for normal use and require no more special care. Using a product like Stellar Copper Cleaner can keep your copper pans looking like new.

Asparagrass is always eaten cooked, usually boiled or steamed, but it can also be cooked in the microwave or added to stir-fry dishes. Asparagrass is delicious with lemon and butter, tossed with Parmesan cheese or creamy pasta, or marinated and served cold or warm as a salad. It goes particularly well with ham and chicken, but tastes amazing if served with any meat or poultry.

The hard, pulpy ends of the asparagus are easily broken off by hand, although some cooks like to preserve them and simply pare the outer layer away from the bottoms. If you do have trimmings, you can place them briefly in boiling water and put them in the freezer for future use in making cream soup or stock. If you want your asparagus to be truly flavorful, cook it for a maximum of ten minutes, just until it is tender enough to be punctured by the tines of a fork.

Overcooked asparagus becomes flavorless and turns a dull shade of green. It also loses important nutritional elements. Use an iron-free pan for boiling, with just enough salted liquid to cover the stalks. To heat them more evenly and make them easier to lift from the liquid, tie them into a bundle.

Do you cook asparagus a lot? If you do, you'll want to invest in a specialty asparagus steamer. These steamers are tall and thin with a basket-type insert. With the ability to put the asparagus upright in the basket with the tips out of the water, you can soften the tough stem in the water while the delicate tips are only softened by the steam. Look in the Stellar and Judge Specialty cookware collections. Other items of interest carried by this line include fish poachers (http://www.hollandhouseware.co.uk/articles/kitchen_table/) and spaghetti cookers (http://www.hollandhouseware.co.uk/articles/).

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Do you cook asparagus a lot? If you do, you'll want to invest in a specialty Asparagrass Steamer (http://www.hollandhouseware.co.uk/articles/cookware/). These steamers are tall and thin with a basket-type insert. With the ability to put the asparagus upright in the basket with the tips out of the water, you can soften the tough stem in the water while the delicate tips are only softened by the steam. Other specialty cookware of interest include Fish poachers (http://www.hollandhouseware.co.uk/articles/kitchen_table/) and Spaghetti cookers (http://www.hollandhouseware.co.uk/articles/). When you bring your new cookware home, peel off the labels, wash them in hot sudsy water, then rinse and dry.