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DALHUM00 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/16/12 10:49 A

QQUEENB -- This sounds wonderful and EASY.. which is what I need!! I also love asparagus but have NEVER cooked it myself.. I'm not so good at cooking, but I think I could do this!!

Edited by: DALHUM00 at: 7/16/2012 (10:50)
JAYNEEH SparkPoints: (0)
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7/10/12 1:58 A

I like to throw it on the grill with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

7/8/12 2:03 P

Roasted is my favorite, too. I spray with a light mist of olive oil, sprinkle with a bit of popcorn (super fine) salt, and grate some fresh nutmeg on it. So delicious!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,252
6/28/12 11:45 A

1 pound asparagus, woody stem ends removed
1/2 pound pink salad shrimp, cooked, shelled

Asparagus Salad
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced (1/2 teaspoon to 1 1/2 teaspoons, depending on how much you like fresh garlic)
1 Tbsp lemon juice (more to taste)
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
Salt and black pepper to taste

1 Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and salt it well. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the asparagus to a bowl to cool. Add the shrimp to the pot of boiling water. If they are pre-cooked, remove after 30 seconds—this is just to warm them. If the shrimp are uncooked, boil them for 2-3 minutes, until cooked through. Remove the shrimp and add them to a large bowl.

Mmm. Asparagus. You can steam them, boil them, roast them, but I don't think anything beats the flavor of asparagus that are simply grilled. The smoky flavor, the char marks. Tender, but still with a little crunch. Seriously good. I could (and have) eat them like French fries. Yum.
1 pound asparagus (estimate 1/4 pound per person), thick spears
1-2 Tbsp Olive oil
Kosher salt
2 Prepare the asparagus by breaking or cutting off any tough bottom ends (can save for stock, or discard). Place the asparagus in a pan (to contain the spears while you put them on and take them off the grill). Coat them with olive oil and sprinkle salt over them.
3 Grill the asparagus spears for 5-10 minutes, until nicely charred and just fork tender, turning them every few minutes so that they brown relatively evenly.
Remove from grill and serve.

6/22/12 2:33 A

I like it pan fried in a little bit of olive oil, fresh garlic and seasonings. Cook until tender but not mushy. So easy and quick!

JKPONYGIRL SparkPoints: (37,870)
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6/21/12 8:23 A

lightly steam (2 min) cool under cold running water to stop cooking and then serve with a light dressing

CHICKYWANNA SparkPoints: (0)
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6/18/12 5:09 P

Thanks everyone, I ate all I had got to go get some more.....every body keeps telling me to roast--- and I'm gonna start roasting and see if they are right..

Edited by: CHICKYWANNA at: 6/19/2012 (07:17)
JENMC14 Posts: 2,786
6/18/12 4:23 P

I wrapped some in bacon last nught! So yummy! I used the center cut bacon, one slice per 3-4 stalks of asparagus (depending on the size). Roast in over until bacon is done. I know bacon never sounds healthy, but it's only 70 calories for 3 slices of the Oscar Mayer center cut! You could also cut it up and serve it in a quiche/egg casserole. Roasting with a little lil and some spices. Cook it, then serve it cold in a salad with tomato, basil and mozzarella.

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
6/18/12 11:48 A

It's so awesome raw with just a little garlic and sesame dressing... it tastes like pea pods a little bit when they are raw. yum... also great cut into chunks, tossed with a little olive oil, salt pepper and garlic and given a quick stir fry...

DSTENORE Posts: 87
6/17/12 3:23 P

Toss it in a little olive oil, garlic, lemon, fresh ground pepper, a touch of blood orange vinegar (or any other vinegar you like), the cook it on the grill. When it is done, feel free to salt it lightly if you need salt. You can grate a tiny bit of asiago cheese on it as well.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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6/11/12 1:03 P

I love it grilled or raw in salads. It is very delicious raw.

SMASH637 Posts: 392
6/10/12 10:33 P

One of my favorite super-easy dishes is chopped asparagus lightly sauteed with lean beef or chicken. I slice the beef and asparagus and sautee them in about a 1/2 cup of fat-free broth (water works, too). You can eat the combo by itself, or use it to top brown rice or Thai noodles. Enjoy!

QQUEENB Posts: 15
6/10/12 7:29 P

I like to roast it in the oven with Italian seasoning. Set your oven on 350. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and arrange the asparagus in a single layer. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning (I like the McCormick Italian Seasoning Grinder) and bake until tender (about 20 minutes). You can adjust the cooking time for the texture you prefer.

CHICKYWANNA SparkPoints: (0)
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6/10/12 2:01 P

Please help me I need some good recipes for asparagus, I have a lot in my fridge now, but its good for weight loss and I want to have it til I can't have it no mow...But the only way I know is to steam or boil...

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