Monday, March 30, 2009

Asparagus - My New Fav Veggie

I have discovered that I love asparagus...and apparently this is the perfect time of the year to indulge, because it is asparagus season.  When I first started investigating how to cook this veggie that I have spent my whole life not eating (my mom ate canned asparagus and I hated it as a kid), I did not have a clue where to begin.

When in doubt, stir-fry!  The first meal I tried was an asparagus and shrimp stir-fry over angel hair pasta. Mmmm....
                       
Last week I picked up some and decided to try roasting it.  The stars of that show were my can of extra-virgin olive oil spray and a jar of McCormick Roasting Rub - French Herb flavor (this stuff is great on veggies and meats too - thanks Fran). 

I lined a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and sprayed with oil.  After washing the asparagus and snapping off the ends, I laid it on the cookie sheet, sprayed it with oil and sprinkled the herbs over the top.  I then baked at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Yummo! Sometimes I impress myself.  (ha!)

If you would like more tips and recipes for asparagus, check out the website here.  

3 comments:

Regina said...

mmmm, we love asparagus. Our favorite way to prepare it is drizzled with EVOO and salt then broiled for 8-10 minutes. They come out so tender and the tips are a little crispy. LOVE IT!

Deanna said...

My BIL loves asparagus and so I started cooking it a lot when my sister got married. I soon discovered that I loved it too!

Fran Mc said...

You are welcome. That French Herb stuff is good on everything. I love it on seafood too. I still can't do the aspargus thing but cooking it that way you also retained most if not all of the nutritional content. You go girl!!