When you want to steam asparagus, but not cut the stems down to the size of your steamer basket, stand them up!
Just wash and trim the asparagus and then bundle them together with a little folded strip of tin-foil. Next, add the minimum liquid required by your pressure cooker and twist the two ends – tips and stems – lightly in opposite directions to get them to fan out and create a larger base. Then, just lower the asparagus into the pressure cooker and go!
Pressure cook thick asparagus for 1 or 2 minutes at high pressure and release the pressure immediately – for more al dente asparagus use low pressure.
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