The versatility of asparagus makes this vegetable easy to use in a variety of recipes, from pasta dishes to salads and soups. Consider using both white and green stalks to liven a main dish or create a baked, roasted, or grillled asparagus side vegetable.See Popular Asparagus Recipes
Looking for a delicious appetizer? Just listen to this...bundles of asparagus with roasted red peppers wrapped in golden puff pastry, served with a creamy red pepper mayonnaise. Trust us, they taste even better than they sound.
After you try this recipe, it will be difficult to make asparagus any other way. You'll se how roasting the asparagus brings out exquisite flavors that are enhanced by just the right amount of goat cheese and lemon.
"When I lived in Singapore, I really learned how to use spices in different ways," says chef Jason Wilson of Crush restaurant. After he marinates the lamb in an oil scented with marjoram, cumin, and fennel seed, he grills the meat until slightly crusty, then serves it with asparagus drizzled with mint vinaigrette.
Let the flavor of the fresh vegetable shine through when you combine chicken broth and butter to make a light and flavorful glaze to coat tender-crisp asparagus. This recipe goes from fridge to table in just 15 minutes.
Try this chicken lasagna recipe from Betty Crocker.
To simplify preparation, replace the homemade olive paste with purchased tapenade for these appetizers.
For the crumbs, choose a baguette or countrystyle loaf made with only flour, water, yeast and salt. (Avoid bread with sugar, eggs or seasonings.) The two-step method for breadcrumbs results in a more consistent texture.
A vibrant medley of asparagus, cauliflower and carrots served in an aromatic coconut curry sauce seasoned with fresh ginger. Never tried to make Indian curry at home? This recipe offers you a great opportunity to try.
A bright green and flavorful dish to welcome the spring season! Fresh asparagus adds visual appeal to any plate.
A little salt and pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil is all you need to create this tasty grilled veggie.
Although you can choose to keep the asparagus whole in this dish, it sears better when the spears are cut in half. Use a vegetable peeler or cheese slicer to shave the Parmigiano Reggiano into curls.
Tender grilled asparagus flavors this fabulous soup made with vegetable broth, sauteed onion, and just a a hint of fresh rosemary.
Roasting asparagus, tomatoes, onion and garlic in oil intensifies the flavors. Add the roasted vegetables to chicken broth with shrimp and top with Parmesan croutons to make a scrumptious soup.
Creamy risotto gets transformed into a scrumptious main dish by adding crabmeat and asparagus. It requires a little stirring, but one bite will prove that it is worth the effort!
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When asparagus bursts into season, we happily snatch it up--it's as much a pleasure to eat the fresh stalks raw, grilled, or simply blanched with a squeeze of lemon juice or a little melted butter. When you have leftovers from your asparagus binge, the easiest way to use it is to toss it into a green garden salad (or incorporate it into a salad Nicoise), chop it up and use it in an omelet, or tuck it into a pita with other veggies for a refreshing sandwich. But let's take those leftover asparagus to another level.
When asparagus prices start to drop at the grocery store, I know spring can't be too far behind. All winter I've gazed longingly at my asparagus recipes, and then at the delectable dark green stems with the layered tight tips. But I cringed at the $3.99/lb price tag.