ASPARAGUS relatively new in Indonesia. No doubt, the European vegetable processing must be known, including the cleaning.
“Clean the asparagus is different from other types of vegetables, where the asparagus must be given ice chips,” said Wawan Setiawan Barito, Chef de Cuisine Plaza Hotel Jakarta, the Okezone in Jakarta, recently.
Use ice cubes made after asparagus washed under running water. This function gives coolness in asparagus that maturation process stops. This process is judged very reasonable because the asparagus come from mainland Europe subtropical climates.
“If there were ice cubes, then after cleaning asparagus will easily wilt, its texture when cooked too much changed,” he added.
Process indwelling asparagus in ice cube does not have to be long. Most importantly, the extent of making asparagus so comfortable.
When it cleared, then the asparagus to go through the boiling process before it will be processed into meal, well made soup and pan-fried. In perebusannya, give lemon.
“If given the other food items during boiling, the flavor will be lost and the fitting removed it will change, because asparagus has properties to absorb odors. Happens to be enough just to pull lemon asparagus bitter levels. Enough lemon juice to give a third to half the size of the asparagus pounds, “he concluded.