Master Recipe for Steamed Asparagus
Published May 1, 1993.
To steam asparagus, all you need is a collapsible steamer basket (even a wire cooling rack will do, as long as it fits into the steaming vessel) and a pot with a lid—a large saute pan, a soup kettle, or a roasting pan with a makeshift tinfoil lid are all possibilities. Just keep the asparagus above the water level and keep the pot covered. You may also use a bamboo steamer and a wok, but add a few minutes to the cooking time.