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marissa82 11-15-2005 05:35 AM

Asparagus
 
well i have 2 bunches of asparagus in the fridge and was wonderin if anyone has any great recipes to offer containing asparagus
i have one recipe with quiche, does anyone know if asparagus goes well with quiche?

Ishbel 11-15-2005 06:20 AM

I make an asparagus quiche with added cheese. Bake blind the quiche, make the usual egg mixture and fill quiche shell. Add lightly cooked and drained asparagus and cook the quiche at the usual temperature.

Personally, my absolute favourite is freshly pulled asparagus spears, with a little melted butter - or cold with a little bechamel sauce.

licia 11-15-2005 07:41 AM

Roasted asparagus is great and easy to do also.

RMS 11-15-2005 07:59 AM

Asparagus is delicious in quiche.

urmaniac13 11-15-2005 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ishbel
I make an asparagus quiche with added cheese. Bake blind the quiche, make the usual egg mixture and fill quiche shell. Add lightly cooked and drained asparagus and cook the quiche at the usual temperature.

Personally, my absolute favourite is freshly pulled asparagus spears, with a little melted butter - or cold with a little bechamel sauce.

Ishbel I absolutely agree with both!!
Asparaguses are really nice companion to the eggs, they also make lovely omelette or crepe fillings.
One little problem that may occur is that sometimes they have stems much tougher than the tips. In this case you may want to separate the tips and cook separately, as the stems need longer cooking time. When you have to do this here is a great asparagus menu...
put the cooked asparagus stems (cut in several pieces each), some sautčed onion, grated parmigiano and cooking cream (or something like half and half) with some s & p in a blender or food processor, blend altogether until it attains a smooth creamy texture. Then toss with your choice of pasta freshly cooked al dente, and the asparagus tips cooked separately all together. buon appetito!!

buckytom 11-15-2005 10:39 AM

here's one of my faves: http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...gus-11573.html

Ishbel 11-15-2005 10:43 AM

My mum always taught me to gently try 'snapping' the thicker part of the stem - it will always part at the woody end, which can be discarded or trimmed and use the trimmings to make a delicious cream of asparagus soup. (I always save a few of the tips to garnish). The Scots are nothing, if not frugal :smile:

Your asparagus sauce for pasta sounds great too. Thanks for the tip.

kitchenelf 11-15-2005 10:57 AM

In the link bucky provided, in his post, the second recipe - Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus - YUM - I just made it a couple Sundays ago. I also like to toss cooked asparagus in my Chicken Lombardi recipe. Or just a simple pasta with some grape tomatoes and capers tossed in.

Robo410 11-15-2005 01:57 PM

add it to a pasta alfredo. yum!

mudbug 11-15-2005 04:55 PM

Make crepes. Roll a stalk of asparagus and piece of thinly sliced ham up in the crepe, and pour a light cheese sauce over it. I think you have to bake it a little while too.

That's the only way I've liked asparagus, except for some soup somebody made me one time.


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