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Easy Asparagus Recipes

Updated on May 7, 2013

Easy Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to be ready to harvest after a long cold winter. Many people, myself included, are craving fresh vegetables. Now that spring is on the way, I can't wait for the asparagus to start growing.

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There isn't an easier way to prepare Asparagus. Garlic and asparagus make a wonderful flavour combination and I prepare this recipe a couple times a week during asparagus season.

Green garlic looks like green onions and is available in early spring like asparagus, but can be quite hard to come by so I grow my own. Garlic scapes are the flower pods and stalks from the garlic and are also available in later asparagus season. Garlic cloves make a good substitute if you can't find any green garlic or garlic scapes.

Use more garlic if you really like garlic, or less if it's not your favourite flavour.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5-10 mins

Total Time: 20-30 mins

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Asparagus
  • 5 or 6 stalks Green Garlic or garlic scapes (Or garlic cloves)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Cut tough ends from asparagus, leaving stalks whole
  2. Toss garlic and asparagus in a bowl with oil and salt to coat.
  3. Lay asparagus and garlic on baking tray
  4. Roast at 350 F for 20 minutes or until asparagus is soft.
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Cook Time

Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 25

Serves: 2-4

Asparagus in Cream

  • 2 lbs asparagus
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp heated heavy cream
  • asparagus cooking water
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Cook asparagus in boiling salted water for 5 minutes until half tender
  2. Drain carefully reserving cooking water
  3. Put asparagus in a casserole that can go on the stovetop
  4. Add butter and 2 tbsp of reserved water
  5. Simmer covered over very low heat for 10 minutes or until asparagus is tender.
  6. Shake casserole frequently to prevent sticking and add reserved water 1 tbsp at a time if necessay
  7. Stir salt, pepper and nutmeg int heated cream.
  8. Pour over asparagus and cook for 2-3 more minutes
  9. Serve very hot

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I do love fresh asparagus. I'm afraid I'm not much of a cook, so I usually eat asparagus however someone else has prepared it for me!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just put it in a plastic bag with olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix it up and grill it. Thanks for your recipes!