Amanda & Merrill
Asparagus Two Ways
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Rhonda35 April 20, 2011
Amanda - I made the Asparagus with Shallots, Chiles and Lemon last night - delish! The one change I made was I grated the zest of the lemon over the plated asparagus before I cut the lemon into wedges. Added a nice brightness to the flavor.
roundthekitchentable April 20, 2011
I am salivating at the thought of local asparagus. My new favorite preparation is wrapped in bits of proscuitto and then grilled (sliding 3-4 spears onto a pair of wooden skewers for support). It's a magically disappearing appetizer.
LloJo April 20, 2011
Who knew?! I always blanch/boil them or roast them too. Just tried this new method for lunch and they were green and super crunchy/nice & tender. I served on top of lavash, with some crumbled feta and a drizzle of really good oil, and pepper. Really satisfying lunch!
lapadia April 19, 2011
We usually have asparagus growing by now...it's been a long cold season, however, I will have your recipes in mind once we can harvest! Thanks...
mariaraynal April 18, 2011
I just love recipes like these -- simple, with just a few carefully chosen ingredients, yet high impact. Confession: I almost always skip blanching in recipes and add the veggies a couple minutes earlier. I'm fairly sure it hasn't had any catastrophic effects.
mariaraynal April 19, 2011
Yes, it seems to be an extra step and a waste of a perfectly clean pot most of the time.
EmilyC April 18, 2011
Thank you! This comes just in time for a trip back home to see my family. My mother has a huge bed of asparagus right now, and it even grows roadside near their farm. We're always looking for new ideas for how to simply prepare it.
Hope you enjoy it. You reminded me of going asparagus "hunting" with my mother and grandmother -- it would grow on the roadside near fields of corn near my grandmother's house in Maryland.
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