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Can I save slimy asparagus

Siegal Jul 11, 2013 02:24 PM

The tips of my asparagus or slimy and not pleasant smelling. I washed the slime off but wanted to know if I cut the tips off I can at least use some of the stalk??? I know the tips are the best part but I rather have stalks then no asparagus.

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    masha Jul 11, 2013 06:42 PM

    Cut up stalks work well in risotto too.

    1. s
      Siegal Jul 11, 2013 04:11 PM

      Thanks everyone. I cut off the tips off a few of the slimy ones and everything smelled fine. I think I'll survive

      1. pinehurst Jul 11, 2013 03:00 PM

        stalks are really good for frittata too if you find a recipe you like!

        1. Chinon00 Jul 11, 2013 02:58 PM

          You can make a pasta sauce placing asparagus in food processor w/ cream and nutmeg. Chop up some prosciutto and toss w/ cheese. You can keep some of the stalks, dice and toss em in too.

          1. hotoynoodle Jul 11, 2013 02:58 PM

            i've cut off some slimy tips, but if the food smells bad i'd toss it.

            1. k
              kseiverd Jul 11, 2013 02:56 PM

              Slimy and smelly... to me = TOSS!!

              1. cookie monster Jul 11, 2013 02:31 PM

                I've cut off the slimy tips and used the stalks multiple times to no ill effect. I wouldn't serve them to company, but for personal consumption, sure.

                1. scubadoo97 Jul 11, 2013 02:28 PM

                  If they are still firm and not slimy I say go ahead and cook them

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