Asparagus is Best Served Simply

One of the first veggies of spring is asparagus.  When you get it fresh cut, it is absolutely nothing like the dry stringy stuff you get in the grocery store.  It is fresh, tender, and absolutely delicious!  It is so tasty, it really is best prepared very simply.  Here are my two go to methods:

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Simple steamed asparagus.

Ingredients:

  1. One bunch of fresh asparagus
  2. Dish towel
  3. Sea salt
  4. Butter 

Directions:

Wash the asparagus and wrap the wet asparagus in a clean damp dish towel.  Stick it in the microwave for two minutes. (If you have concerns with using the microwave, read this) Remove from microwave and serve on plates.  Add fresh butter and course sea salt.  Serve it up!

Simple Grilled asparagus

Ingredients:

  1. One bunch of fresh asparagus
  2. Olive oil
  3. Sea salt
  4. Cracked pepper
  5. Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Wash and dry the asparagus and spread it out on a plate.  Toss it with your favorite olive oil.  Put it on a hot grill until it has a few sear mark and is bright green.  It shouldn’t take long.  Remove to a serving platter and sprinkle with sea salt, cracked pepper and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.  Serve it up! (roasting on a pan in a 400 degree oven until done, can work in place of the grill, if necessary)

Eat your veggies,
Robin

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