Monday, May 20, 2013

Michigan Asparagus Is On . . .

a roadside stand
three times i had driven to my favorite place
looking for fresh asparagus
drove past again today


we tried something new tonight
olive oil, garlic pepper, mixed seasoning
wrapped asparagus in tinfoil
cooks very fast
check after five minutes


when it is in season around here we eat asparagus often
nothing like fresh asparagus
this bunch was from the farmers market on saturday
i wash it in cool water to remove the sand
place a small amount of cool water in a glass pyrex like bowl
add asparagus
microwave for 3 minutes 30 seconds
time may differ with microwaves
we do not like soggy asparagus

in a separate cup
microwave one tablespoon butter
garlic pepper seasonings, parsley
fresh lemon juice, or real lemon concentrate

pour water off the steamed asparagus
add the melted butter, seasoning mix
another way we enjoy fresh asparagus

 approximately a pound of asparagus
three vidalia onions
saute onions, seasonings preferred, in olive oil or butter
add asparagus pieces in the final minute or less
 pretty tasty with the onions
we do not like soggy asparagus
bright beautiful green

special treat
deep fried
fresh michigan asparagus
at a
favorite restaurant
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Heather said...

These recipes sound delicious... I have not often cooked asparagus because I too do not like it soggy, and I have not found a good recipe... I am going to try these! Cheers~

MarmePurl said...

I planted some asparagus this spring. I think they take a few years to start producing. My fav. are roasted just a bit with S&P, chopped garlic and a little olive oil. Oh..and raw as a snack. (I do not like them soggy either).
The honor system sales just makes me feel good!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Chris and I were just talking about asparagus. There are a few stands between our house and the Allendale GVSU campus. Sounds like the perfect vegetable this week. Now, if I can only get the girls to try it?!?

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Lynne. I love asparagus and I think I will try your way of cooking it on the barbecue. One can also do it in the oven with oil and seasonings. Such a delicious spring treat although we can buy it all year now but, fresh is the best! Have a great week. Hugs, Pam

babs said...

Great post.

Gail said...

Mmmm, I had not thought of frying it...great idea.

Razmataz said...

Deep fried asparagus? Never seen it before....I am sure it will be on menus all over Toronto soon.

I do love Spring asparagus. For some reason the white kind does not appeal to me at all.

TexWisGirl said...

i love fresh asparagus, too! awesome for you!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I love it roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper - I will hit the Farmer's Market on Saturday for my own fresh Michigan asparagus :-)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'm loving the new to me recipes...

My sister's farm can't harvest it fast enough. Especially after the heat wave we were getting.

As long as it's not mushy it's one of my fav recipes.


eileeninmd said...

It all sounds delicious, Lynne! I love asparagus!! The olive oil,sale and pepper in foil on the grill sounds really yummy. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Lynne,
I just LOVE asparagus and often cook it when it's in season or order it in a restaurant. Thanks for showing us some other ways of cooking it.
....and, I grow Queen Anne's Lace in the garden. I didn't dig any up from the roadside ..... I bought a couple of plants at the garden centre !! XXXX

Missy George said...

The Pa asparagus is on too..The grilled looks great..Will have to try it..Yum..

Jill said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing all of these ideas for the preparation. They all sound good!