ASPARAGUS SEASON

We live for asparagus season in this household.  When it arrives - we have asparagus dishes pretty much every day.  Here is an interesting article on the health benefits of this power food.
This is not so much of a recipe, but more of a method - so easy, and so tasty.  I'll also post some of our favorite asparagus recipes to entice your taste buds.
ROASTED ASPARAGUS AND TOMATOES WITH FETA CHEESE AND POACHED EGGS:
8 fresh asparagus spears
feta cheese
dash of season salt - I used this one
dash of balsamic vinegar
3 small tomatoes sliced
splash of olive oil
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Add the asparagus to a roasting pan along with the tomatoes, and a sprinking of feta cheese, olive oil, season salt, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper tossing to combine.
Roast for 20 minutes and serve along side a poached egg.  This dish is lovely on it's own, or as a side dish to any main meal.
Onto more asparagus dishes:
ROASTED ASPARAGUS BACON CHEESE TART:
Then we have a lovely CREAM OF ASPARAGUS VEGETABLE SOUP:
One of my very favorite risotto's:  VEGETARIAN RISOTTO:
And finally a delicious SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS SALAD:
Recently, I had a most delicious asparagus dish at a restaurant - it was to die for.  It was asparagus wrapped in goats cheese and polenta.  It looked difficult to make, but I will give it a try, and keep everyone posted if it works out. Not holding my breath here...but wish me luck!

Ina Gawne
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10 comments on “ASPARAGUS SEASON”

  1. Ina, we love asparagus, too! Can you believe that I grew up thinking that I didn't like it (my dad didn't like it so my mom didn't buy or cook any) and I didn't eat it until about 10 years ago? I can't even imagine that now. I bought a big bunch recently, wrapped a few of the pieces in prosciutto, roasted it all, and enjoyed it with every meal until it was gone. Heavenly. This combo looks great and I remember eyeing that beautiful tart before. It looks beyond divine. I can't wait to hear about your new dish. You can do it!
    xo,
    Shirley

    1. Shirley - so glad you are no longer missing out on such a tasty veggie! And thank you for the vote of confidence...I will really need to sit down and think about how to make that recipe. 🙂

  2. Delightfully green asparagus dishes! To die for! Your 1st recipe is looking pretty tasty too!
    But Belgium is very known for the more delicate thicker white asparagus!
    I prefer them! More flavour!

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