Asparagus recipes

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Asparagus recipes
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Fri, 03-28-2014 - 1:26pm

Up until about 2 years ago, I never had tried asparagus. Well I LOVE it! I prefer it steamed, but honestly I haven't had it many other ways (aside from The Cheesecake Factory's side version). What are some of your favorite ways to cook it? I always buy a bag of it at Costco and then I end up tossing it because it's too much for me (no one else here eats it) and I get tired of asparagus steamed 4-5 nights in a row. ;) So if you've also got ways for keeping it, that would be great too! (*note: I've tried the keeping it standing in a thing of water in the fridge, but with a pre-k'er who goes into the fridge on her own, I'm afraid of her tipping the water and making a mess.) 

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 03-28-2014 - 3:05pm

Not exactly healthy, but I tried this and loved them: http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/05/crispy-baked-asparagus-fries.html


demecafe

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Fri, 03-28-2014 - 4:28pm

No idea what Cheesecake Factory does to asparagus, but one of my favorite spring main course is a large plate of steamed (or boiled) asparagus topped with a fried egg, sunny side up or over and easy, salt and pepper, and maybe a light squeeze of lemon juice.  Another nice, simple, and healthy way to cook asparagus is toss it with salt and pepper and olive oil and put it on the grill.  You can serve it hot or at room temperature.  Leftovers can be tossed with pasta and other stuff for another meal.

You can also find a gazillion other asparagus recipes here:

http://foodgawker.com/?s=asparagus

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 03-31-2014 - 10:52am

Here are two of ours:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2014/03/chicken-and-asparagus-lemon-stir-fry.html?m=1

My favorite is just to put them on a coolkie sheet or in a pan, coat them with olive oil and kosher salt and put in a 350 oven for 20 minutes, flipping over after 10 minutes. 

I've been meaning to try this one, but haven't yet and need to see if its fine without the red peppers since I don't like them.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/01/roasted-red-pepper-asparagus-quinoa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+InsideBrucrewLife+(Inside+BruCrew+Life)

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Mon, 03-31-2014 - 3:17pm

Thanks, everyone! Some great ideas! Can't wait to get some asparagus this week!!

Gonna start another thread about quinoa!

 

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-01-2014 - 12:13pm

Toss it in a little vinaigrette dressing and pan-steam.  Wrap it in bacon and cook it on the grill.  I love it any way we can get it!

If you want to try growing asparagus, look for a 2 year old asparagus crown (available dry rooted from sources like Burpee) and study up on cultivating it.  Not a good project for renters; there is a considerable investment in time when you grow asparagus.  

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 04-01-2014 - 6:02pm
We grow ours and I also buy it from time to time.. Its on sale at the moment around here 1.99 a lb.. I love it all ways grill and steamed and stir fry I try to eat all I can find of it * great diuretic ... one of the tricks I use before weigh ins....
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Registered: 04-06-2014
Sun, 04-06-2014 - 1:40pm

seems to be delicious but my favorits is<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2GjNlpahSI"> traditional recipes</a>

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-08-2014 - 8:06pm

Your link is spam, I hope you did not mean to do that!  

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