Thursday, March 15, 2012
Spring and Asparagus! I am so ready for the fresh asparagus to appear at the local farmers markets! It is a sure sign spring has arrived! I want to share a few ways to fix these tasty spears... -Raw...small tender spears are great in salads and crudités trays with Ranch Dip. Kids love it! -Steamed in the microwave-in a microwavable dish, lay spears with heads pointed in. Add Small amount of water and large pinch of spoonable broth. cover and cook on high for 1-2 minutes. Continue To cook at 1 minute increments until desired doneness. Top with sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese. -Garlic Asparagus-in a skillet heat 2-3 tsp of olive oil. Add garlic(1-2 tbs minced)sauté a minute or two. Do not burn. Add asparagus. Continue to toss until cooked to desired tenderness. Add additional oil as needed. I also love to add asparagus to Quiches, Fritattas and to scrambled eggs. Let me know what your favorite Asparagus dish is to fix! Buon apetito.