How to keep Asparagus dishes both healthy and tasty to babies? Let us spill some tips!
Asparagus or sparrow grass recently becomes famous for its nutrition for losing weight and treatments. However, mothers should also know that eating asparagus is good for babies no matter how old they are.
But children don’t like vegetables!
Well, it won’t be a problem if you know more than just boil it.
And with this member of the lily family, we need to take more notes in cooking them, especially for children.
How do you normally do Asparagus? By knife or scissors?
Well, we advise to break it by your hands. The point of preparing asparagus is removing old and chewy part of the stalk. Therefore, by its snapping crispy, we could say that part is eatable.
If you bend the stalk but it won’t snap, probably it’s too old.
Cutting the bottom with a knife won't help you to realize that.
After keeping the eatable part of stalks, we will consider peeling it.
Children with teeth can cope with the peel but toothless children can't. So, you do whatever the situation asks you to do at this stage.
Also, we suggest peeling some lines on the stalks so cooking can be done faster.
Usually, people will put vegetables on the basket and just steam. However, let’s be more considerate with Asparagus.
The top of the sparrow grass will be done faster than the bottom. So, if you want them to be cooked evenly, let’s tie the bunch together with the top ends in the same direction.
Then put the bunch in the steaming cook upright.
By keeping so in about 10 minutes, the vegetables will be cooked perfectly even.
With the peeled stalks, you can cook in less than 10 mins.
Grilling will take at least 30 mins until stalks are done.
You don’t have to do the same thing with steaming but remember to flip stalks usually or they will burn one side.
With grilling, you can season a little by salt or pepper.
Usually, this way of cooking will be more appetite because the smell of butter and taste of spices can attract children.
Fry in oven
For a very short time of cooking, we suggest frying in ovens.
In this way, you don't have to arrange the stalks or flip them every 5 minutes.
You just need to place everything in a stray covered with a little butter, put it in the oven for 3 minutes at 450 degrees.
Same, with peeled stalks, you can reduce the time to 2 minutes.
There are some notices in cooking Asparagus you should know if you want to create some other recipes.
Like all kinds of vegetables, steaming is the freshest and simplest way to cook if because steaming will keep almost all nutrition after all. Boiling or barbecuing won't take some components away.
And to be healthy, you should season with salt or pepper only. Too much spice will violate the taste of veggies.
For the sake of Asparagus, too much salt can make them dry.
You should change the way of cooking Asparagus to keep children in appetite. However, we hope that some tips above can help you with cooking this vegetable healthy and tasty anyways.