7 Hints and Tips On What To Do With Asparagus

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I won these beautiful boxes of asparagus with @GrownWithLove on Twitter last week. It might sound strange to some of you, but I have never tried asparagus before so this is an ideal chance for me to discover what it’s all about.  Also find out what to do with asparagus.
They look very beautiful and fresh.
           
I have been reading up on what asparagus actually is and how can it benefit you.
Apparently asparagus is a spring vegetable and only the young shoots are eaten before the buds start to open otherwise they turn woody.

 Asparagus is very low in calories and low in sodium. It contains lots of vitamins and minerals like calcium, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin E.
                     
Here are 7 Hints and Tips on what you can do with asparagus and would like to try out for myself:
  1. Grilled asparagus with dill butter and a sprinkling of Parmesan – perfect for a side vegetable dish with fish.
  2. Asparagus risotto
  3. Cornish Mackerel with asparagus and grapefuit
  4. The classic poached egg on roasted asparagus with chorizo – perfect for a starter.
  5. Salmon and asparagus terrine – ideal for a nibble on some oat cakes
  6. Asparagus smoothies with spinach, apple and melon – a great refreshing snack after a work out
  7. Fresh asparagus soup with a light seasoning of salt and black pepper – superb for a light spring lunch with some crusty white bread

 

What are your favourite asparagus recipes? I would love to hear all about them.
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10 Comments

  1. 6th January 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I love asparagus and saw some on offer in Tesco the other day, but couldn't think about what to make. Love the idea of grilling it with fish. Thanks for linking up with #howtoSunday 🙂 x

  2. 4th January 2016 / 12:48 am

    I love asparagus! I would say go for Asparagus risotto. They are the the bomb! #HowtoSunday

  3. 17th May 2015 / 10:41 am

    Thanks for the suggestions! I bought some on a whim a couple of weeks ago and steamed it with fish. Enjoy them! 🙂 x

  4. 14th May 2015 / 7:43 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions. I like to griddle mine and then have with chicken or steak. Yum!

  5. 14th May 2015 / 6:59 pm

    I love asparagus, but usually just steam it – loving some of these ideas though, especially asparagus, chorizo and poached egg.

  6. 12th May 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Asparagus is delicious. I love it when it comes into season. I like barbecued and served with mackerel.

  7. 12th May 2015 / 7:10 pm

    I don't think I've ever tried asparagus before, I've wanted to, now I know what to do with it.

  8. 12th May 2015 / 2:21 pm

    I usually broil them with butter or olive oil, some lemon juice, and salt and pepper. So good!

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