Ahhh, fresh asparagus! Let me count the ways. Steam, blanch, roast, pan fry, stir fry, grill -- it's all good!
Roast em with evoo, s&p, thinly sliced lemon or lime, & garlic - or toss the cooked asparagus with butter & sprinkle with lemon or lime zest. Sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan, if desired.
As an appy, wrap the cooked asparagus with prosciutto or salmon & wrap with a scallion (green onion). Here's a link.
Another fave - cold asparagus salad. Lay the cooked asparagus spears on a platter of butter lettuce & surround with sliced tomatoes. Drizzle with evoo, s&p to taste.
Stir fried w soy sauce, & sprinkled w toasted sesame seeds.
A salad of asparagus with toasted pine nuts, mozzarella or feta or goat cheese, and grape or cherry tomatoes & balsamic.
Another fave main dish - shrimp, asparagus & pasta - w evoo/garlic butter sauce.
Make a compound butter - herbs - tarragon, basil, etc, or a citrus i.e. lemon or lime zest. Toss cooked asparagus with your compound butter.
Wrap asparagus spears in puff pastry - easy appy.