Asparagus Recipes

asparagusCalifornia Asparagus has arrived at our market! 

Young Asparagus is characterized by those slender, tender stalks that cook up quickly, and have a delicate, grassy flavor. We love roasting the spears—it brings out the sweetness, and never leaves them water-logged. 

But this quintessential spring vegetable can be prepared as many ways as there are days in the season. Here is a list of Asparagus recipes from Saveur to spark your imagination.

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
An unorthodox method for making hollandaise makes this classic preparation a snap to put together.

Asparagus Mint Slaw
Untouched by heat, the crunchy slivers are tossed with sharp radishes, bitter mint and a splash of vinegar, making a dish that’s simple enough to throw together for lunch.

Asparagus Soup
This dish transforms asparagus, butter, cream and stock into a thick and creamy soup.

Asparagus with Ostera Caviar
Give asparagus the upscale treatment by topping it with mousseline and caviar.

Catalan Asparagus Vinaigrette
A deceptively simple mixture of olive oil, white wine vinegar, chopped parsley, and crushed tomato tops fresh spears in this bright salad.

White Asparagus with Olive Oil Sabayon
A perfectly emulsified sabayon makes a delightful topping for steamed white asparagus.

Skillet Asparagus
There is no need to preheat the oven or boil a pot of water in this simple, pan-roasted side dish.

Asparagus with Citrus and Oregano
Bright segments of orange and zesty oregano flakes top this simple but flavorful side.

Asparagus Shandong Style
Chopped asparagus is flavored with red chile oil, sesame oil and soy sauce in this traditional Chinese banquet dish.

Asparagus and Rice Sauté
Turn a batch of botched rice into a tasty side by stir-frying it with asparagus and garlic.

Asparagus Ragout with Cherry Tomatoes and Chervil Beurre Blanc
White asparagus is particularly delicious when mixed with cherry tomatoes and a spicy chervil sauce.

And Some Main Dishes…

Trout with Morels and Wild Asparagus
Serve this cream-enriched trout dish with wild or super-skinny asparagus spears.

Mother’s Asparagus Luncheon Dish
Cream, butter, bread crumbs, and cheese make this asparagus casserole a deliciously decadent side dish.

Salmon with White Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes
Pan roasted salmon is topped with white asparagus spears in this springtime dish.

Morel and Asparagus Spaghetti
Dried morels are rehydrated in boiling water that is then used to cook spaghetti—infusing the pasta with an earthy, mushroomy flavor.

Asparagus Frittata 
Chopped spears of asparagus add green, fresh flavor to an eggy frittata.

Fancy Sandwich Loaf
This retro party loaf transforms asparagus, mushrooms, pistachios, baked ham, cream cheese and bread into a sliceable sandwich.

Stuffed Bresse Chicken with Asparagus
This French-inspired chicken dish is filled with spring vegetables, including asparagus.

Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce and Roasted Asparagus
This retro party loaf transforms asparagus, mushrooms, pistachios, baked ham, cream cheese and bread into a sliceable sandwich.

Classic Eggs Sardou
New Orleans residents eat this hollandaise-covered egg dish, which gets served with fried asparagus spears.



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