Pair this vegetable side dish with a serving of lean meat, fish or poultry.
Substitute a microwaveable 10x6-inch dish for the casserole.
Trimming Fresh Asparagus
Asparagus spears snap off naturally where they are tough. Simply bend the spear near the bottom end and it will break off at the right point. Or, remove an inch or so of the "woody" portion off the bottom of the stalks with a sharp knife.