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Old 03-09-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Drizzle with olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, seal in a foil packet, and grill or oven roast.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Munching on it in the car when I find it growing wild in roadside ditches.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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An appetizer which was a regular hit at my restaurant and very simple:

Canned artichoke hearts, drained
Fresh asparagus
Minced garlic in oil
Grated Parmesan
Butter

Place two artichoke hearts in a shallow individual oval ramekin
Place 4-5 trimmed asparagus spears on each side of the hearts, one bunch facing East and one West
Liberally sprinkle with Parmesan and minced garlic
Top with dots of butter

Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Yum!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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With asparagus being so cheap and plentiful this year, we are buying it once or twice a week. Steamed is good, grilled is good (I like the larger spears for that) and roasted is good. Last week I made a cream of roasted asparagus soup. It was divine!

I snapped the ends, roasted the asparagus with EVOO salt and pepper at 450 until tender, added the asparagus, chicken broth, fresh thyme, sauteed caramelized onions and garlic to the food processor, pureed and then added it back to the pot and added a little cream (you could use half and half). It was delish!
Cheap asparagus??? Where??? On LI in most grocery stores it's at least $3.99 a lb. But last week It was $2.49 a lb, I buy it when it's $2.49 a lb or under. In the summer sometimes it's $1.99 a lb but that's rare.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Jollyville
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Cheap asparagus??? Where??? On LI in most grocery stores it's at least $3.99 a lb. But last week It was $2.49 a lb, I buy it when it's $2.49 a lb or under. In the summer sometimes it's $1.99 a lb but that's rare.
Well, a couple of weeks ago all the stores had it for $0.97 or $0.99 a pound. It went back up to $1.98 this week, but in general during the spring it's cheap here since a lot of it is grown in Mexico (I'm in Texas).
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:20 AM
 
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Thumbs up mmm...

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I love asparagus, but mostly eat it in restaurants and haven't cooked it much at home. I'm looking for some recommendations for great recipes. Thanks!
blanched and chilled...
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:32 AM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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With asparagus being so cheap and plentiful this year, we are buying it once or twice a week. Steamed is good, grilled is good (I like the larger spears for that) and roasted is good. Last week I made a cream of roasted asparagus soup. It was divine!

I snapped the ends, roasted the asparagus with EVOO salt and pepper at 450 until tender, added the asparagus, chicken broth, fresh thyme, sauteed caramelized onions and garlic to the food processor, pureed and then added it back to the pot and added a little cream (you could use half and half). It was delish!
We like the larger spears as well. Last night I did them in the toaster oven with a paste of olive oil, sea salt and lots of garlic. Then I topped it with just a little lemon zest before serving. It was so good......
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Da Region
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This one always wins them over!

Change the Corn Starch to half teaspoon (start with less).

http://www.city-data.com/forum/19288430-post1.html
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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I steam ours, then lay them flat in a casserole dish, and top them with shredded gruyere or a mix of gruyere and swiss. Then I cover them with aluminum foil and pop them in the oven just a few minutes to melt the cheese.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Well, a couple of weeks ago all the stores had it for $0.97 or $0.99 a pound. It went back up to $1.98 this week, but in general during the spring it's cheap here since a lot of it is grown in Mexico (I'm in Texas).
really? Not on LI, you'd be lucky if it was onsale for less than $2.50 a pound. I wish it was $0.99 a lb. Giada made an asparagus soup on her show that I want to try.Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network
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