Asparagus Points

Preparation info

  • Allow


    points per helping
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • Asparagus
  • melted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped shallot and
  • chopped parsley (optional)


Cut the points and tender green parts of the asparagus into short pieces, place them in slightly salted, boiling water, and cook gently 5 to 10 min., according to size and age. Drain well, put the asparagus into a saucepan containing a little melted butter, sprinkle with pepper and toss over heat for a few minutes. Serve as a garnish or a vegetable or as a filling in omelets.