Asparagus recipes, anyone?!


Question: Asparagus recipes, anyone?
I made a killer batch of asparagus tonight and wanted to share, as well as hear any good recipes you all might have for this delightful veg which makes your pee smell ;) Found it on allrecipes.com and it got 4 1/2 stars from 1,000+ reviewers. Had to be good, right?

Preheat oven to 400F
Evenly spread out layer of asparagus, brush with butter, salt & pepper
Roast for ~12-15 min until fork tender
Melt 2 Tbsp butter in microwave
Add 1 tsp soy sauce & 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Mix, drizzle over asparagus

Friggin' awesome.

PS: Did you know that only half of people actually develop that funky smell in their urine after eating asparagus? And that there is also only a small segment of the population who cannot even smell the odor? Two separate genes are required to both break down the sulphuric compounds AND be able to smell it.

Answers:

Sounds yummy. I prefer having asparagus raw with balsamic vinegar and sea salt, but I cook it occasionally. Definitely saving this recipe. Here's one you might also like.

Chili Almond Asparagus
Serves two to four as a side

1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds, roughly crushed and divided
1 Tbs Powdered Soup Stock
2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
1 lb Asparagus Spears, trimmed
2 Carrots, peeled
2 tsp Peanut Oil (or any kind you like)
1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil (or any other kind)
Fresh Zest and juice of 1 Lemon

For the directions, http://veganyumyum.com/2009/05/chili-alm…



Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Farfalle
Ingredients

280g farfalle pasta

90g fresh steamed asparagus

30g smoked salmon, chopped

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon chopped pistachio nuts

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preparation method
1. Cook farfalle according to packet instructions; rinse under cold water and drain.

2. When asparagus is cool cut into pieces.

3. In a large bowl, combine the farfalle, asparagus, smoked salmon, lemon juice, pistachio nuts, basil, olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator and serve.



cool fact!!!
i like your recipie. I usually just drizzle mine with olive oil (lemon on ocassion) salt and peppar and stick it in the oven. simple and delicious.

Also asparagus soup is awesome



steamed for 15 minutes and eaten hot with olive oil and salt
cream of asparagus soup is awsome in the winter or cold days




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