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Asparagus with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Asparagus can be prepared in many ways. This page contains recipes using asparagus.
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July 24, 20128 found this helpful
This dish serves four and is really easy, tasty, light, and healthy! If you would prefer two eggs per person simply poach eight eggs. ;-)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. thin asparagus, trimmed and broken into quarters
  • 4 large or extra large eggs
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice, for drizzling to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling to taste
  • fresh Parmesan cheese, finely shredded, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Completely prepare one pot for poaching the eggs and one pot for cooking the asparagus to be ready for cooking at the same time.
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  3. Steam the asparagus until they are just tender, about 2 to 3 minutes, drain and then evenly divide onto four serving plates.
  4. Meanwhile, poach eggs until whites are set, yet yolks are still soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove eggs, one at a time, from water with slotted spoon, allowing water to drain from each. Top each asparagus prepared plate with one egg, drizzle with lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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August 2, 20120 found this helpful
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Looks fantastic! I do something like this on weekends. I start with a toasted English muffin, place fresh crab meat on it. Then add the poached eggs and then the asparagus, then top it with sauce Bearnaise. It's called Eggs Oscar.

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April 23, 20107 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus 1 Tbsp. for cooking water
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish, if desired
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • Salt to taste, if desired

Directions:

Prepare asparagus and break into bite size pieces, if desired.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add sesame seeds and cook, while stirring, over moderate heat, until lightly browned. Add lemon juice, orange juice, and sesame oil. Whisk to completely blend. Add salt to taste.

Meanwhile, bring enough water, that will cover asparagus, and 1 Tbsp. of the lemon juice to boil in a pot. Add asparagus and cook until just tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add asparagus to the sesame citrus sauce and toss to coat. Serve hot drizzled with a little more of the sauce and garnish with toasted sesame seeds if desired.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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January 31, 2011

Hollandaise sauce is high fat high calorie but I wanted a way to make asparagus have the flavor of it without all the junk. I played around and came up with this simple dressing.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Blanch the asparagus in the water until tender. Drain. Add olive oil or butter and toss. Gently sprinkle the lemon juice over top then add salt and pepper, toss quickly one more time. Serve right away.

Servings: 2-4
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
7-9 Minutes Cooking Time

By Shannon from Lakewood, OH

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April 19, 20107 found this helpful

I simply love asparagus and am in heaven right now because it's asparagus season.

Ingredients:

Lemon Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Directions:

Prepare the dipping sauce. Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl. Chill covered for about an hour for the ingredients to infuse.

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Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or paper towels. Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan or deep fryer until it reaches 375 degrees F.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Whisk together panko, salt, pepper, and lemon zest in a bowl until combined. Add beer and whisk ingredients until smooth.

Dip asparagus in batter to coat. Cooking in batches, gently place battered asparagus in to the oil and gently stir with a fork to keep asparagus from sticking together. Cook until golden.

Transfer to the baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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July 27, 20106 found this helpful

Easy and flavorful! The easiest way to grill asparagus is to thread several asparagus spears on to two parallel soaked wooden skewers and repeat, if necessary, until all are skewered before coating with the oil mixture.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat grill for high heat.

Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Coat the asparagus spears with oil mixture and grill for 2 to 3 minutes, or until desired tenderness.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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April 6, 2015

This dish when served over rice pilaf can be a meal alone or a side dish on a holiday meal.

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May 16, 2011

I know it's an odd title, but it tastes good.

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March 17, 2010

Heat cream cheese and milk over low heat; stir until smooth. Stir in bleu cheese and onion salt. Serve over hot asparagus. Top with additional bleu cheese, if desired.<

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June 1, 2009

Go green, they are healthy.

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February 20, 2007

Heat pan and add oil. Add remainder of ingredients except asparagus. Cook until it comes to a boil. Shut off flame or move pan off ring. Now add asparagus and toss lightly.

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June 13, 2006

In a saucepan, melt butter, stir in flour, and cook until thick. Gradually stir in milk and cook until bubbly and thickened.

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June 4, 2012

I'm an asparagus lover, so I like it fixed most any way. This is a great side dish and I think the eggs and cheese really add to it.

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December 22, 2011

Great fresh asparagus recipe!

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July 1, 2011

I like this as a sort of brunch recipe, but really it's good any time. Quick and easy, too, because it's done in the microwave.

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May 22, 2011

Melt margarine in pan. Add flour to make creamy consistency. Add milk until thickened, then add cheese. Toast bread slices and butter them. Put turkey and asparagus on toast.

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February 9, 2011

Made with scrambled eggs, butter, bread, and asparagus, this recipe makes a filling meal for 2 people or a side dish for 3 to 4 people.

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April 13, 20090 found this helpful

Another flavor for asparagus because I love asparagus ;-) Bring water to boil and cook asparagus over medium heat until crisp but tender. Mix honey, mustard, lemon juice and olive oi in small bowl. Drizzle mixture over cooked and drained asparagus and serve.

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September 25, 2007

Melt butter in a small non-reactive saucepan over low heat. Stir in lemon juice, mustard, pepper and all but 1/2 tsp. chives. Cover and keep warm over lowest heat.

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September 21, 2007

In deep dish, place drained asparagus. Gradually add oil to vinegar, using whisk to blend. Add remaining ingredients to oil and vinegar and pour mixture over asparagus.

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March 28, 2007

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer bottom of a glass baking dish with asparagus. (I use frozen asparagus). Blend the remaining ingredients except for the tomatoes, in a blender on high speed for 60 seconds.

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September 1, 2006

This is a perfect snack for someone on a low-carb diet. You could have a few of these for lunch or for a light snack.

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June 15, 20050 found this helpful

This flavorful dressing gives a delicious twist to steamed asparagus.

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February 25, 20050 found this helpful

Eating more vegetables will improve your health. Here is a simple but delicious way to cook asparagus:

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September 8, 2004

Have you ever fried several bacon strips just because you needed the grease for seasoning? This is one of my favorite recipes and it will utilize any unused cooked bacon. These rolls go especially well with red-sauced Italian food.

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June 9, 20040 found this helpful

When buying asparagus look for fat stalks with tightly closed tips. Trim the bottom off. If it's tough keep cutting small portions off the end until it's more tender.

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December 2, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about ginger lemon asparagus. Lemon zest and ginger liven up this tasty asparagus side dish.

Ginger Lemon Asparagus served with pork and rice.

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December 1, 20160 found this helpful

This page contains a phyllo wrapped asparagus recipe. These flakey phyllo dough wrapped asparagus lend a touch of elegance to your veggie side dish.

Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus

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November 30, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about fresh asparagus with garlic and olive oil. Fresh asparagus taste delicious with a minimum of preparation and seasonings.

Fresh Asparagus with Garlic and Olive Oil

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October 6, 20130 found this helpful

What kind of canned creamy soup can I use for my asparagus?

By Ella

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October 8, 20130 found this helpful

We use Cheddar cheese soup. It's really good on the asparagus!

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By 0 found this helpful
April 22, 2013

Would you be so kind to share your favorite asparagus recipes? We have a new patch and looks like we will be enjoying lots from it. Thank you!

By Connie

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