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.
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.
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...
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.
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6/11/12 1:03 P
I love it grilled or raw in salads. It is very delicious raw.
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!
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.
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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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