Amazing asparagus

The darling of springtime vegetables, asparagus lends itself to a wide range of dishes, from creamy soups to crispy tempura. Whether you use thick or thin spears is a matter of preference. Thick spears work best with high-heat cooking methods such as grilling, broiling and pan-searing, allowing the exterior to caramelize while still retaining a bit of bite on the inside. Thin spears are best used raw, steamed or stir-fried.