I splurged and bought some asparagus last week. You may have seen my Instagram post. Hubby and I both enjoy recipes made with asparagus. I have shared several with you. But, my favorites are steamed, or grilled with a poached egg. We have it for dinner too with a piece of toast and a side of grits. I’ve mentioned it often enough, I love having “breakfast” for dinner. Just a quick reminder on how to prepare asparagus for cooking. Wash, pat dry, bend and break the ends, asparagus tells you where to break it, usually about 1-2 inches from the bottom. Use a potato peeler to remove the husk.
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Asparagus is such a healthy vegetable. It is loaded with fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. It’s a shame it is so expensive. I read somewhere that it is a brain booster vegetable. I don’t know about you, but I need a boost pretty regularly. Frozen is often a much less expensive means to add this healthy veggie to your menu. We have a local farm where we can pick our own asparagus. It isn’t much fun but it is a lower cost.
It’s important to eat your asparagus they day you pick it/buy it or at the latest, the very next day. If you do have to wait to eat it, put the bundle bottom side down in a bowl of cold water and place it in your fridge ( preferably where it won’t get knocked over). Asparagus looks hardy but it actually goes bad quickly. If you see it in your local store and it is not on ice or in the cold section, pass!
I snooped around for you and found a few more recipes for asparagus. They can also be found on my vegetable recipe Pinterest board too. The original images belong to their respective blogs and the recipes are there as well. Just click on the yummy recipes below and tell them Katherine sent you ( wink).
- Asparagus with New Potatoes
- Asparagus wrapped in Smoked Salmon
- Baked Eggs Asparagus
- Veggie Breakfast Tart
- Baked Asparagus with Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Poached eggs with asparagus ( no recipe needed), steam or grill asparagus in a skillet, top with a poached ( or over easy) egg and salt and pepper to taste.
Grilled Asparagus Sriracha with Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette by I Breathe Im Hungry
Caramelized Ramp Ribboned Asparagus Pizza by Reclaiming Provencial
Charred asparagus tacos by Serious Eats
Asparagus Casserole by Trisha Yearwood
I had to share just one more, Asian Toasted Sesame Roasted Asparagus by Dine and Dish
Do you have a favorite Asparagus recipe? Which of these asparagus recipes do you want to try first?
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