The best part that it is asparagus month in May is that asparagus is seasonal, tasty, and the best price at its peak. Here are the best ways to eat and enjoy asparagus this month.
Asparagus roasted in the oven
When you put these vegetables in the oven they will turn out nutty and delicious. Add some salt, pepper, and garlic and it will go from tasty to superb. Start with some fresh asparagus and break off the bottom (about an inch of the bottom will tear off immediately). Put it on a baking sheet and cover it with oil, salt and pepper. Garlic powder is also a great addition. Cook at 350 ° C for about 30 minutes or until brown and softer.
Cheesy garlic asparagus
Parmesan and garlic can make almost anything delicious, and when you talk about adding both to asparagus, you just know it turns out good. Grab the end of your spears and place them on a baking sheet. From there, add oil of your choice, a pinch of garlic powder, salt and pepper and place in the oven. Wait, where is the cheese? Don’t worry, you’ll end up adding it along with more garlic. So let them cook for about 15 minutes at 250 ° C. Remove and top with parmesan and some garlic cubes. If you add the fresh garlic at the end, it won’t get too done and the cheese will be beautifully and deliciously “draped” over it. Yum.
The thing about pasta is that you can do whatever you want, add or not add, and it’s still almost always delicious. Make the pasta and drain according to the instructions in the box. Save about a cup of pasta water. Also, prepare your asparagus to your liking. Mix in a frying pan and add to taste. Mix-ins can be a red or white sauce, a ton of condiments including garlic and parmesan. You can also eat it as it is to taste both the pasta and vegetables in all their glory. Last but not least, you can make a pasta pan out of the whole and add any extra veggies you want. And don’t forget to have the pasta water on hand to keep the sauce going!
Asparagus wrapped in bacon
This is one of the best recipes you will try, and it is that simple. Whether you have a traditional oven, air fryer, grill, or even a pan, you can make this wonderful side. Just take the spears and snap off the ends. Depending on how much you are a bacon lover, you can use half or full slices. Simply wrap the bacon around the spear and place it on a baking sheet or place it directly in your air fryer or on the grill. If you want to bake them, put them all on a baking sheet first.) And otherwise in a skillet. A dash of black pepper and a splash of salt bring these flavors together in a way you’ve never known. Cook until the bacon is preferred and the spears are tender.
Garlic asparagus with bacon
In a frying pan, mix bite-sized pieces of asparagus and bacon together and cook until preferred. In the final minutes of cooking, add some garlic powder and fresh garlic, diced (this gives it a multi-dimensional garlic taste). Add salt and pepper to taste. This dish is a must.
Parmesan asparagus with rice
Use either pre-made or “day old” rice for this dish so you can toss it in when the dish is ready. Grab the ends of your spears and put them in a frying pan with oil. Add salt and pepper and cook to taste. When the dish is ready, add the rice and parmesan. Turn the heat down, mix the dish and allow the cheese to warm up and the rice to come to temperature, and enjoy.
Dijon lemon sauce
First of all, prepare your asparagus according to your wishes, regardless of whether you are browning, roasting, grilling or steaming it. From there you make the sauce. In a small bowl, mix a little olive oil with a little lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard and pepper. Stir the sauce mixture with a whisk and drizzle over your cooked asparagus. Top with parsley if you’d like. This combo is hearty and tasty, and a great way to experience these delicious veggies.
Asparagus with cheese sauce
Make a cheese sauce with butter, cream, and any cheese you like. I would go Italian with it and use a mix of three or four types of cheese. Make sure to add salt, pepper, and garlic to your cheese sauce to taste. Cook your asparagus by either grilling, sautéing, or baking and pouring your cheese sauce with an extra pinch of black pepper and enjoying.
Asparagus is an earthy, green, delicious vegetable and perfect for this time of year. You’ll always know you’ve eaten asparagus when you go to the bathroom! Ha, if you know you know