Butter Poached Asparagus | Recipe by sousvidetools.com

Butter Poached Asparagus

Butter Poached Asparagus Vegetables and Sides
  • COOK TIME: 15 Minutes
  • PREP TIME: 10 Minutes


  • 1 Asparagus bunch
  • 50g Butter
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 50g Truffle butter, truffle oil or freshly grated truffle (optional)


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This recipe is truly so simple yet scrumptious you’ll be a fool not to try it.

The recipe has been taken from our best-selling cookbook :

Sous Vide – The Art of Precision Cooking

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  1. Pre-heat your water bath to 85°C.
  2. Prepare the asparagus by peeling up to the bottom of the spear and place in a pouch along with the peelings.
  3. Add the truffle butter and normal butter along with the salt, and vac-seal.
  4. Put the pouch into your water bath for 15 minutes.
  5. Keep checking the water bath to make sure the water is covering the pouch.
  6. Place the pouch in ice water until cold and keep in the fridge for up to three days, or use immediately.
  7. By adding the asparagus peelings – which hold a lot of flavour like a lot of vegetables – it ensures no flavour loss at all.

* To regenerate from cold heat the asparagus in a hot pan *

Chef’s Tip –

Try lots of herbs instead of truffle butter to infuse flavour.

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