How long do you steam asparagus?

Thin: 3 – 5 min.
Thick: 6 – 8 min.
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Bend and break ends off each asparagus to remove the tough stringy part.
My thin asparagus took 4 min. on high for a cooked but crisp asparagus.

The best way to know where the tough part ends and the tender begins is to; place the bottom of the asparagus and just about the middle of the asparagus between your thumb and index fingers, then bend it till it breaks.  Do this with a couple more; then measure the rest of the asparagus to those pieces and slice off the bottoms of the rest of them with a knife.

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