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Old 02-15-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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It is that time of year when Asparagus starts to raise its head and then gets harvested.
Me, I have seen some good prices for it grown in Mexico; about .97 cents/lb.
Although the heads are small the flavor is good.

Having lived in Wa. state for years I used to get it right out of the field's on the East side while duck hunting

Anyway; I love the stuff and cook it in a variety of dishes: Oriental stir fry, steamed, or just stir fry with some garlic and seaseme oil.

Wonder just how many folks like it.

HW...looking forward to Srping
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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I love asparagus - white, green, skinny spring stalks or bigger stalks. My sister hates it because it makes her pee stink .

Another way to prepare it that you haven't mentioned is roasted - can be very tasty that way although, most often, I eat it lightly pan/stir fried or steamed.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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I like it, especially in risotto, but not when it's floppy and overcooked. It has to have a little crispness still to it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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Love it. Any way you prepare it as long as I don't bite into an undercooked piece.

I also like a little srping myself.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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I LOVE it. definitely not over-cooked though. Although good asparagus is so hard to find I'll eat it ANY way. I love to just simmer it awhile and then put Hollandaise on, which I make with lime juice instead of lemon. YUM! I've also baked it, with olive oil and italian seasonings. It's going to be quite some time before we have any here in Wisconsin though.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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I have it at least a few times per month.

I also like to blanch it and pour a nice homemade garlic/lemon vinaigrette over the top. Yum!
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Here's a couple of interesting articles about that funny smell and asparagus.

Genetic differences in sense of smell identified through asparagus urine odor

Why does asparagus make your pee smell funny?

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I love it. But I prefer the tips to the stringy stalks. No matter how much of the bottom of the stalks I cut off, it the stems still seem stringy to me. I like mine steamed the covered in butter and salt with crispy bits of bacon on top.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Love asparagus

Favorite way to cook: roast with olive, s/p

BTW: take a single raw asparagus, grasp by each end, then slowly break into, it breaks where the tough part of the stem begins... then just use the upper portion...no stringiness.
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