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Old 05-17-2014, 01:19 AM
 
Location: FL
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I always get the canned, I love it, especially smothered in hollandaise sauce.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:51 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Most canned is fine to me. Fresh if you want to bake or grill it.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:51 AM
 
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this is how i feel on most vegetables, but thru the years, ive made some very tasty veggies

here are two suggestions, this will work on asparagus, and other veggies


wrap in maple or regular bacon and cook


or put beef gravy and shredded cheese on them


if all else fails, plug your nose, when you plug your nose, you cant taste it.... (amazing how kids can figure these things out, when we were forced to eat certain foods.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:15 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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It's like broccoli - most people can't taste a certain bitter chemical in it, but a few can and are disgusted by it.

I like mine chopped into 1" pieces, then sauteed in olive oil until half-softened ...... then well-salted.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:47 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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It's like broccoli - most people can't taste a certain bitter chemical in it, but a few can and are disgusted by it.

I like mine chopped into 1" pieces, then sauteed in olive oil until half-softened ...... then well-salted.
Yes, there's an almost metallic taste to it for me. I've learned to eat broccoli despite that funny bitter taste as long as I drench it in lemon juice. I know the asparagus I've eaten has been the best because the nickname for the place I lived most of my life is Asparagus Valley. (lucky me )

Probably some can taste that odd taste and others can't. Genetics I guess.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:58 AM
 
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I like asparagus lightly boiled then put on toast with a splash of mayonnaise and some salt and pepper.
To the op if your asparagus is coming out this way "yellow-green, mushy, stringy awful tasting asparagus". your asparagus isnt fresh and its been overcooked.

For those of us who like asparagus..Enjoy
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Manayunk
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Fresh asparagus is amazing. You are missing out if you have been having mushy stuff. Toss it in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Bake. It comes out crispy and delicious.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Yes, there's an almost metallic taste to it for me. I've learned to eat broccoli despite that funny bitter taste as long as I drench it in lemon juice. I know the asparagus I've eaten has been the best because the nickname for the place I lived most of my life is Asparagus Valley. (lucky me )

Probably some can taste that odd taste and others can't. Genetics I guess.
Yes, genetics. Excuse me for a moment while I see if I can locate that article ...... hmmm, yes, here it is: http://thebrainbank.scienceblog.com/...-bitter-truth/
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I absolutely LOVE asparagus! I like the thicker stalks, and peel them with a serrated peeler, then steam or roast them. Delightful!
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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It's a beautiful plant. I once bought a house on a few acres and there was a large asparagus patch already there.

I don't like it cooked, but I would stand in the patch, snap it, and eat it raw. Delicious!
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