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Asparagus Recipe Round-Up

Did you know that May is National Asparagus Month? Or that National Asparagus Day is May 24th? Yeah, me neither. Apparently, neither does my asparagus bed, as it has just started sending up spears this week. I sure am glad to have another reason to celebrate everyday life! And all the more reason for me to share these 10 amazing asparagus recipes with you!

I love spring! Well, except for the pollen in the air…and maybe Fresh Asparagus Sprearsthose late snow storms. But those are bearable, because the snow doesn’t last all that long. We live on a hilltop in the country, with lots of open space around our home, surrounded by tall trees along our property lines. We can almost watch the trees bud out in the spring.

It is so beautiful!

The Daffodils are beautiful, too! My favorite spring occurrence though, is the asparagus! We planted 24 plants in the asparagus bed 16 years ago. The birds have “planted” another dozen or so plants along fence lines that have survived the mower and weed-eater through the years. Apparently, the birds like to eat the seeds that grow on the plants as summer progresses and then “deposit” the seeds whereever they sit.

Sautéed Asparagus & Tomatoes

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare and serve asparagus. A nice steak, baked potato and a crusty hot buttered roll with this sautéed asparagus side dish.

Oh, my! Absolutely delicious!

It only takes a few minutes to prepare, so I suggest to cook your meat or chicken first, then let it rest while preparing the asparagus. Which of course, is the common practice in the cooking world.

Tip: When you allow the meat to rest, it will lose less juice when you cut it, resulting in a juicier and tastier piece of meat. A roast should rest for 10 to 20 minutes before carving, while steaks, chops and chicken breasts should rest 3 to 5 minutes for best flavor.

Grilled Asparagus & Cherry Tomatoes with Grilled Steak on white plate

Directions

  • fresh asparagus bunch, about 1#
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • dash of a course salt
  • a few cherry tomatoes

Snap the woody ends off of the asparagus. Rinse the spears and cherry tomatoes. Lay them on a towel to dry slightly.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus, garlic and salt to the oil and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes, and continue cooking for about 1 minute longer. Watch closely, so that the garlic doesn’t burn.

Serve immediately.

10 Amazing Asparagus Recipes

Here’s a nice variety of asparagus recipes for you to try. Main dishes, side dishes, salads and breakfast! Plenty of ideas to get your asparagus fix this spring! Some are super simple to make. The others are fairly easy to prepare, too. They all look yummy to me!

  1. Simple Recipes  – Asparagus Frittata
  2. Hy-Vee  – Grilled Asparagus and Carrot Spears
  3. Project Domestication   Quick Pickled Asparagus
  4. Raising Generation Nourished   20 Minute Spring Stir Fry With Garlic Butter Sauce
  5. I Wash You Dry   Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast
  6. Spoonful of Flavor   Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad
  7. Diethood   Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken with Asparagus
  8. Healthy Seasonal Recipes   Frittata with Ham and Asparagus
  9. Daring Gourmet  Greek-style Grilled Asparagus Salad with Tomatoes & Feta
  10. Damn Delicious   One Pan Baked Chicken with Butternut Squash and Parmesan Asparagus

Fresh Asparagus, Asparagus Recipe Round-Up, Grilled Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes with Grilled Steak on White Plate

Happy Spring!

Robin

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6 thoughts on “Asparagus Recipe Round-Up

  1. I’m jealous your asparagus is up already! Ours is usually up by the 3rd or 4th week of April, but it’s been such a cold spring that I’m not holding my breath. Thanks for the recipes, I’ll be bookmarking them!

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