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.  


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!!