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Old 01-09-2009, 04:28 PM   #11
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I usually steam mine and serve with melted butter
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:34 PM   #12
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One more idea - if you do want to present asparagus wrapped (which would be served hot or warm - not cold), try turkey bacon. It gives a nice smoky "bacon" flavor without the pork. It's a "must have" in my fridge since my husband doesn't eat any pork products.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:40 PM   #13
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I like to sprinkle on some olive oil, whatever seasoning I'm in the mood for, toss well, then throw on a hot grill.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:45 PM   #14
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I do an asian style dish. It can be cold or hot, but I like it cold.

Steam a pound or 2 of prepared fresh asparagus just til tender.
Shock them in ice cold water to stop cooking.

In the meantime, toast about 1 - 1 1/2 TBSP. sesame seeds

In a small bowl, whisk about 2 TBSPs soy sauce (you can use light soy), 1 TBSP sesame oil and sesame seeds.


Add asparagus and toss to coat. Refridgerate for a couple hours to overnight. Toss again before serving.

NOTE: You can also microplane some fresh ginger and garlic (about a 1/2 tsp. of each) to oil mixture before adding asparagus.

If you're planning on beef, this goes great.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:48 PM   #15
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I do an asian style dish. It can be cold or hot, but I like it cold.

Steam a pound or 2 of prepared fresh asparagus just til tender.
Shock them in ice cold water to stop cooking.

In the meantime, toast about 1 - 1 1/2 TBSP. sesame seeds

In a small bowl, whisk about 2 TBSPs soy sauce (you can use light soy), 1 TBSP sesame oil and sesame seeds.


Add asparagus and toss to coat. Refridgerate for a couple hours to overnight. Toss again before serving.

NOTE: You can also microplane some fresh ginger and garlic (about a 1/2 tsp. of each) to oil mixture before adding asparagus.

If you're planning on beef, this goes great.
I'm picking up some asparagus this weekend!
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #16
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It is definetely NOT Asparagus season right now... here in G...

but if it would be I'd just cook it, melt some butter, top the Asparagus with it, sprinkle some breadcrumbs over it and enjoy...
some people like potatoes with it, but for me the asparagus is enough.... ;o))
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:36 AM   #17
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I'm picking up some asparagus this weekend!
Thanks, Dave. Just one of my favorite ways, for one of my 2 favorite veggies. (Artichokes my other favorite)
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:28 AM   #18
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I'm not in the mood to google .......does anyone know what my favorite veggie means.....asparagus....that's got to have a history.....I love it steamed for just a few minutes and lemon juice squeezed over it.........bon apetit
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:12 PM   #19
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My cat Jack is the same way - he adores asparagus. He's overweight and usually takes his time doing things but when he smells asparagus cooking, he runs down the stairs!
Everyone thought a cat liking asparagus was wierd. Pippin was the only cat I knew who liked it. Jack must be awesome! Pippin was a real character. I still miss him.

My mom wanted me to write a children's book about him.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:29 PM   #20
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You can also braise it in a little bit of chicken stock with some olive oil and fresh herbs
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