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Old 03-09-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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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!
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I simply roast mine.

I cover the broiling pan of the toaster oven with aluminum foil.

I wash and break (where it naturally breaks) each asparagus stalk and lay them out on the broiling pan.

Using a mister, I spray the stalks with olive oil.

When the asparagus starts smelling nutty, it's done... and delicious.

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Old 03-09-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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First of all, I really like white asparagus better than the green one.
Here are my favorite asparagus recipes:
1. I like it just steamed and served with boiled white potatoes and Hollandaise or Béchamel sauce, and smoked ham.
2. Cooked and then backed in oven with a crust of fresh grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkled with melted, browned butter.
3. Asparagus and ham rolls with tomato and cheese ( cooked and then baked with tomato slices and grated cheese)
4. Crepes filled with asparagus and mushrooms
5. Asparagus with smoked salmon
5. Spaghetti with Asparagus Sauce
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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!
our favorite recipe and one we use close to once a week, year around is: grilled or roasted. When it is cooler weather and we don't do much grilling, I just rinse it, snap off the woody ends, place on foil and add a little fresh garlic, olive oil, and sea or kosher salt. They place it in the toaster oven for about 10 minutes. We do the same in the summer, but use the grill. I also add a little fresh lemon juice and zest sometimes.

It is also good just steamed, topped with butter or mayo..

SOmetimes I have a ltille steamed on toast for breakfast. If you don't steam it, you can just cover it with a little water and place it in a skillet for abuout 5 to 7 minutes. That is how my mom always fixed it. The secret is: do not overcook it!!!
Nita
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I just used to place mine into a pan of shallow boiling water for about 3-4 minutes. Just a little S&P and they were so good..

My aunt visited in January and grilled some real thin spears with just a little bit of olive oil and S&P
They were easily the best asperagus I have ever eaten... I was eating the leftovers cold for a munchie later that night.

I don't use butter on any vegi but corn on the cob.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I like moderately cooked asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, or, if I can't have that, with a cheese sauce (make a roux of butter and flour), add milk, salt/pepper and sharp grated cheddar.... ummm!

Don't want it raw and crunchy, but not cooked to death, either!
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Favorite way is tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper and broiled/roasted for about eight minutes. It will still be green and somewhat crisp, with the spear end blacking a bit.

I also like it steamed or sauteed and added to rice or pasta. It's also good with a variety of sauces like hollandaise or gribiche.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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This is one of my favorite ways to cook it:
Asparagus with Garlic and Onions Recipe - Allrecipes.com

They are also really good roasted in the oven, or grilled.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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Lightly baste with olive oil, shake on a little salt and pepper, bake in the oven (or grill) until just starting to blacken.
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