"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-19-2015, 03:18 PM   #11
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,328
Aren't they pretty? Trader Joe's sells their Brussels sprouts still on the vine. I love them roasted, too. My mother used to boil them to death, so I never liked them growing up.

Back to asparagus, I bought a pound last week at Albertson's for $2.99. So far they're still looking and tasting good. I like them roasted, grilled, and cut up and just barely sautéed till crisp/tender.
__________________

__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 05:09 PM   #12
Head Chef
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Inside the fridge
Posts: 1,708
I bet that $2.99 price doesn't last for long Cheryl, buy more. Butter, salt and pepper for me.
It's what I'll put on the Brussel sprouts too. Thanks for that picture. Asparagus and Brussel sprouts are funny looking plants. That asparagus plant looks like those fern weeds that overtakes an old barn and demolishes it.
__________________

__________________
Caslon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 05:31 PM   #13
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caslon View Post
I bet that $2.99 price doesn't last for long Cheryl, buy more. Butter, salt and pepper for me.
It's what I'll put on the Brussel sprouts too. Thanks for that picture. Asparagus and Brussel sprouts are funny looking plants. That asparagus plant looks like those fern weeds that overtakes an old barn and demolishes it.
I should have. I just looked in both sale flyers for my area and asparagus isn't in there, so they've probably gone back up.

I did see that chicken thighs are on sale for .99/lb though.
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 05:54 PM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,138
Asparagus at $4.99 a lb. now!

I grow my own asparagus. Problem is, I planted it wrong, and we get one, maybe two spears at a time. For like 2 months. It sure is tasty though!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 06:35 PM   #15
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,897
My favorite way with asparagus is roasted with olive oil/garlic powder/salt/Accent(optional).

I put some garlic powder/salt/Accent into a plastic bag, glug in some olive oil and mix. Add the snapped asparagus and coat them well, dumping them onto a cookie sheet and roast at 450 degrees for around 15 minutes. None of their wonderful flavor is leached out in steam or water.

I'm ignoring the BS talk as they are the only food I detest. Not even bacon can save them.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 06:41 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,138
I'm with you with the BS, Kay.

Though I might dry them, spray them with gold paint, and stick them in a vase.

Nah. Even that wouldn't help.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 10:09 PM   #17
Head Chef
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Inside the fridge
Posts: 1,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
My favorite way with asparagus is roasted with olive oil/garlic powder/salt/Accent(optional).

I put some garlic powder/salt/Accent into a plastic bag, glug in some olive oil and mix. Add the snapped asparagus and coat them well, dumping them onto a cookie sheet and roast at 450 degrees for around 15 minutes. None of their wonderful flavor is leached out in steam or water.

I'm ignoring the BS talk as they are the only food I detest. Not even bacon can save them.
I'm gonna try that. Baking the asparagus, along with pork loin chops. 420F will have to do. Shake 'N Bake calls for 15 minutes at 420F. I'll put the asparagus in earlier.
__________________
Caslon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 11:08 PM   #18
Head Chef
 
Kaneohegirlinaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: The Gateway to the Grand Canyon, wishing I was back home in Hawaii
Posts: 1,799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
My favorite way with asparagus is roasted with olive oil/garlic powder/salt/Accent(optional).

I put some garlic powder/salt/Accent into a plastic bag, glug in some olive oil and mix. Add the snapped asparagus and coat them well, dumping them onto a cookie sheet and roast at 450 degrees for around 15 minutes. None of their wonderful flavor is leached out in steam or water.

I'm ignoring the BS talk as they are the only food I detest. Not even bacon can save them.
+2
I love roasted veggies in general now. Much more flavor.
And I stick to seasonal/local produce as well.
But it kinda seems like everything is more expensive, in season or not. I haven't seen a red/yellow/orange bell pepper (we're not fans of the green bell peppers) for under $1 each yet. I'm glad that I flash-froze oodles of red peppers last year at 50¢ each.
__________________
My Kitchen In The Middle Of The Desert ~ Wait, What? This Isn't Hawaii?
https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/
Kaneohegirlinaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2015, 12:40 AM   #19
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caslon View Post
I'm gonna try that. Baking the asparagus, along with pork loin chops. 420F will have to do. Shake 'N Bake calls for 15 minutes at 420F. I'll put the asparagus in earlier.
Sounds like a plan Caslon! Brine and then rinse those chops first before you coat them for a remarkable dinner.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2015, 05:46 AM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,086
When I see produce with a price that is definitely a bargain, I will buy about five pounds, blanch it and freeze. This includes asparagus. I love this veggie. I love the ones with the big tightly closed heads. So much more flavor. they can keep canned asparagus. I always get a can that makes it taste tinny. Not very pleasant.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
asparagus

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.