But with pressure canning, you are safe. Process the jars at 10 pounds pressure for 40 minutes (11 pounds with a dial gauge canner). If you want a shorter processing time, you can cut your asparagus spears shorter and pressure can them in pint jars instead of quart jars for just 30 minutes.
Furthermore, can you can asparagus without pickling it?
No canning necessary. They’re perfect to add to a relish board, charcuterie platter or for garnishing a spicy caesar cocktail. Asparagus season is in full swing around here, and I’m enjoying it every chance I can. We’ve having asparagus with dinner at least weekly, but I always want to make the most of the season.
Likewise, people ask, can you vacuum seal asparagus without blanching?
Blanching isn’t required when vacuum sealing asparagus, but if you prefer to blanch all of your vegetables, you can follow the kale blanching instructions. Since we will probably be eating our asparagus within a few weeks or months, and they won’t be in the freezer long term, we decided to forgo the blanching process.
Does asparagus need to be blanched before canning?
Canning Asparagus Hot Pack
Hot pack canning asparagus means you blanch the spears for 2-3 minutes in boiling water, then pack them into jars. This helps prevent them from floating in the jars, but it also makes them really difficult to pack.
- Raw pack method: Pack raw asparagus into jars, leaving 1-inch headspace. If desired, add 1/2 teaspoon salt per pint, 1 teaspoon salt per quart. Fill jars to within 1 inch of the top with boiling water. …
- Hot pack method: Cover asparagus with boiling water. Boil 2 or 3 minutes.
Hot pack – Cover asparagus with boiling water. Boil 2 or 3 minutes. Loosely fill jars with hot asparagus, leaving 1-inch headspace. Raw pack – Fill jars with raw asparagus, packing as tightly as possible without crushing, leaving 1-inch headspace.
ASPARAGUS, COMMERCIALLY CANNED OR BOTTLED — UNOPENED
Properly stored, unopened canned asparagus will generally stay at best quality for about 3 to 5 years, although it will usually remain safe to use after that.
Vegetables that become canned are picked at peak freshness. This ensures the best nutrient quality and flavor. Because canning preserves many nutrients the vegetable contains, they are proven to be just as nutritious as fresh vegetables.
Home canned asparagus will be soft, but the taste is mild, subtle and fresh, and absolutely enjoyable in its own right. It’s a delicious, healthy and inexpensive way to enjoy asparagus year-round. You can make quick and delicious asparagus soups with this.
Place the spears in a glass jar, cut ends down. Fill the jar with about 1 inch of water. Loosely cover tips of the asparagus with a plastic bag. Store in the front of the fridge for up to 10 days.