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Old 03-20-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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Fresh asparagus

We've been having warm temps, and finally got a good rain this weekend. DH checked the asparagus bed, and he says the new little tips are starting to poke their noses out of the ground. Hopefully, we'll be having fresh asparagus by the weekend!
What's your favorite way to prepare fresh asparagus?

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Grilled or roasted -- we love it, with evoo , s & p and garlic !
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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Favorite...geez, that's tough!

I think grilled w/evoo infused with garlic is my favorite. I could eat it every single day.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:54 PM   #4
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I prefer steamed...crisp tender with butter and a hint of lemon. I just like the simple taste of the Asparagus...not much to mask it's flavor
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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I had it Grilled with EVOO and S&P wrapped in bacon tonight.... You could say that the whole meal was a hit.... check the whats for dinner 3-20 thread for the whole menu.... it was great, it is always fun to cook for people that like the food.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:42 PM   #6
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I love it grilled. I've used a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette as a marinade, or just a little EVOO, and S&P to taste.

I also have a taste for asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:13 AM   #7
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I prefer steamed...crisp tender with butter and a hint of lemon. I just like the simple taste of the Asparagus...not much to mask it's flavor
This is the way I like asparagus, too minus the butter. Sometimes I will sprinkle a little herb/garlic seasoning over the top.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:10 AM   #8
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Asparagus risotto, said without hesitation. Serve the tips separately on top so that at least they don't get boiled to a mash in with the rice. Hope this doesn't seem like a waste of good asparagus to you all - it's one of my all-time favourite dishes.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:35 AM   #9
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I like to steam it, and serve with salad, and a dressing.

I use different dressings, but here is one of them.
Juice of one orange
Juice of half a lemon
A small spoonful of sugar or honey
A few large spoonfuls, of olive oil
Black peppercorns
Small spoonful of salt.
Fresh herbs

Put everything in the food processor and whiz.

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:14 AM   #10
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grilled or roasted, evoo, garlic and herbs de Provence. I prefer the large thinck spears, with the stalked pealed. ALso just roast in evoo and serve with dipping sauces (very Roman)
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