Preparation / Directions:
* 2 Packages (10 ounce) frozen cut asparagus can be substitued for the fresh
asparagus. Cook as directed on package; drain.
Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water in saucepan or skillet (water should
not touch the bottom of basket). Place lower stalk pieces in basket. Cover
tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam 4 minutes. Add tips. Cover
tightly and steam until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes longer. Toss asparagus
with parsley, lemon juice and salt.
Sprinkle with bacon.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Place asparagus, 1/2 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon
salt in 1 1/2-quart microwable casserole. Cover tightly and microwave on
high(100% depending how powerful the microwave is) 3 minutes, less if very
powerful( my microwave is an older one..in fact 20 years); stir. Cover and
microwave until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Let stand 1 munites;
drain. Continue as directed.
Serving size 3/4 cup.