What to make with asparagus?

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Jalynn Peterson
What to make with asparagus?
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Asparagus is not only very tasty, but also healthy. In addition, this vegetable allows you to create a whole host of delicious and easy to prepare dishes. See what dishes with asparagus we recommend!

All asparagus lovers know that asparagus season lasts a short time, so it is worth taking full advantage of it and during its duration eat this vegetable to the hilt. Asparagus has a very interesting taste and allows you to conjure up many original, yet quick and easy to prepare dishes. They are ideal for both cooking and baking, frying, grilling and even eating raw.

To begin with, what is worth remembering?

To judge the freshness of asparagus, pay attention to the tips and heads. The former should be moist, while the latter must be bright and closed. The surface of fresh asparagus is bright green and slightly shiny

In addition to assessing freshness, it is always a good idea to do a tactile test on vegetables. How do you do it? Simply rub the stalks against each other and they should squeak slightly. It’s a good idea to choose medium-thick asparagus, because the thicker the asparagus is, the more it spears and becomes woody, and the thinner it is, the less asparagus will be left after peeling and cooking. Also note that there’s nothing worse than overcooked asparagus!

Asparagus baked with bacon

Asparagus bakedwith bacon is a perfect idea for a snack, for example at a dinner party , but it will also work well for a quick spring dinner. They can be served with a fried egg or sprinkled with grated cheese, which will perfectly complement the taste of the dish

Ingredients:

  • a bunch of green asparagus,
  • slices of bacon,
  • olive oil,
  • salt and pepper,
  • optional: egg or cheddar cheese.

Preparation:

  1. Wash the asparagus and then cut off the woody ends.
  2. Rub them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Wrap each asparagus shoot with a slice of bacon
  4. Place the bacon-wrapped asparagus on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and season with pepper.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C and place the baking tray with asparagus in the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes. The asparagus and bacon should be slightly browned.
  6. You can serve the asparagus with a fried egg or sprinkled with grated cheddar.

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Salad with asparagus, rice and salmon

This salad will appeal to all lovers of healthy and fast cooking. It is perfect for a light lunch. It tastes delicious!

Ingredients:

  • a bunch of green asparagus,
  • 200 g rice,
  • 150 g smoked salmon,
  • 2 stalks of celery,
  • ½ lemon,
  • salt, pepper and sugar (a little),
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (canola oil is optional).

Preparation:

  1. Cook rice according to package directions and let cool.
  2. Wash the asparagus under running water, then cut off the ends and peel halfway
  3. Cut off the ends with the head and put the stalks in boiling water with a little sugar. Cook for about 6-7 minutes, add the heads and cook for another 3 minutes. Leave it to cool down.
  4. Cut the celery into small pieces.
  5. Also cut the salmon, it can be in pieces or strips.
  6. Gently mix all the ingredients with the rice and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Drizzle with olive or rapeseed oil.

Green asparagus cream soup with garlic croutons

Cream of asparagus soup is perfect for spring. It is light and filling at the same time, also thanks to the addition of aromatic garlic croutons. This full of flavour cream soup should appeal to more than just asparagus lovers!

Ingredients:

  • a bunch of green asparagus,
  • 700 ml stock,
  • 1 onion,
  • 3 cloves of garlic,
  • olive oil,
  • ½ cup 18% cream,
  • salt and pepper,
  • nutmeg,
  • bread,
  • yellow cheese (such as parmesan or gorgonzola).

Preparation:

  1. Shred an onion and crush 2 cloves of garlic, then sauté them in olive oil in a pot.
  2. Peel the asparagus in ⅓ from the bottom. Cut off the woody ends and the heads.
  3. Heat the broth and add to it the asparagus (without the heads) and the fried onion and garlic. Cook for about 15 minutes.
  4. Cook the heads separately in salted water (about 4 minutes). Set aside for decoration.
  5. Cool down the contents of the pot, then blend. Add cream, spices and heat through.
  6. Garnish the soup with croutons fried with a clove of garlic in olive oil. Also add grated yellow cheese.
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