8 Delicious Asparagus Recipes To Celebrate Spring

The phrase¬†which is often attributed to the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus¬†‚ÄúVelocius quam asparagi conquantur!‚Ä̬†‚Äď ¬†faster than you can cook asparagus¬†‚Äď although the saying refers to a notion of time, it indicates that asparagus was a commonly used vegetable already in the Roman Cuisine.¬†They say¬†that Caesar Augustus even had a special¬†Asparagus Fleet¬†that¬†travelled to all corners of the empire to collect¬†the best varietals. Asparagus which is part of the lilly family is¬†a sure sign that spring has sprung.¬†We collected some amazing asparagus recipes for you to try this spring.¬†Bon app√©tit! xoxo

ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM PASTA

Photo and recipe: http://www.saltandlavender.com

ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM PASTA

Prep time:  Cook time:  Serves: 2
Ingredients:
  • 120¬†g farfalle (or other) pasta
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus (approx. 12 stalks)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 200¬†g white mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions: 

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Grate parmesan. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt butter and olive oil on medium heat.
  4. Cut asparagus into roughly five equal sections (four cuts). Add asparagus to pan and cook for approximately five minutes.
  5. While asparagus is cooking, slice mushrooms. Add to skillet. Cook for a few minutes, until mushrooms are softened.
  6. Add the garlic, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Stir and cook for a couple more minutes. Serve over the pasta once it has cooked and generously sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

ONE PAN HONEY LEMON CHICKEN ASPARAGUS

Photo and recipe: https://cafedelites.com

ONE PAN HONEY LEMON CHICKEN ASPARAGUS

Ingredients:
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¬ľ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¬ľ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (optional for added flavour)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt (or more to your tastes)
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 4 bunches asparagus (24 spears), woody ends removed
  • 1 lemon, sliced to garnish

Get the full recipe here.


ASPARAGUS CAPRESE SALAD WITH BASIL GREMOLATA

Photo and recipe: http://www.aberdeenskitchen.com

http://www.aberdeenskitchen.com

http://www.aberdeenskitchen.com

Prep time: 5 min / Cook time: 5 min / Servings: 4

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounce mozzarella balls
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper

You can find the full recipe here.


ROASTED LEMON BUTTER GARLIC SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

Photo and recipe: http://carlsbadcravings.com

ROASTED LEMON BUTTER GARLIC SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

Prep time: 10 min / Cook time: 10 min / Servings: 4-6
Ingredients:
Asparagus
  • 450¬†g¬†thin/medium asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Shrimp
  • 670 g¬†medium uncooked peeled shrimp deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
    You can find the full recipe here.

ONE PAN LEMON GARLIC SALMON AND ASPARAGUS

Photo and recipe: http://gimmedelicious.com

ONE PAN LEMON GARLIC SALMON AND ASPARAGUS

Prep time: 5 min / Cook time: 10 min / Servings: 3

Ingredients:

  • 450 g¬†salmon fillet (cut into 2-3 fillets)
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest and juice of ¬Ĺ lemon
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Full recipe: here.


PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

Photo and recipe: http://damndelicious.net

PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

Prep time: 10 min / Cook time: 10 min / Servings: 4-6

Ingredients: 

  • 28 g¬†sliced prosciutto, halved horizontally
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Working one at a time, wrap halved prosciutto slice on each asparagus spear at an angle, covering the entire length of the spear. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add asparagus and cook until prosciutto is crisp and asparagus is tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.

Full recipe here.


GARLIC PARMESAN ROASTED ASPARAGUS

Photo and recipe: http://belleofthekitchen.com

GARLIC PARMESAN ROASTED ASPARAGUS

Prep time: 5 min / Cook time: 8 min / Servings: 4-5

Ingredients:
  • 225 g¬†fresh asparagus
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon salt
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • olive oil spray

You will find the full recipe here.


ASPARAGUS PARMESAN FRIES

Photo and recipe: http://www.littlefiggy.com

ASPARAGUS PARMESAN FRIES

Prep time:  Cook time: 
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb fresh Asparagus, woody stalks snapped off
  • 1¬Ĺ cup plain Panko bread crumbs
  • ‚ÖĒ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • ¬Ĺ – 1 tsp Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • ¬ľ cup All-Purpose Flour (you can substitute any flour for this step)
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature & beaten
  • Lemon, optional
  • garlic lemon dip¬†
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 220 ¬įC. Grease baking sheet with cooking spray or use parchment paper to line baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the Panko, Parmesan, Salt & Pepper together, place in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  3. Trim the Asparagus by gently bending the woody end until it naturally snaps off, discard. Set aside.
  4. Set up your work area like an assembly line, with your trimmed Asparagus, a shallow bowl of the Flour, then the beaten Eggs and finally a shallow bowl of the Parmesan mixture and prepared baking sheet.
  5. Dredge the Asparagus in the flour, shaking off excess. The flour is to give it a little texture for the egg to stick to. Now coat the Asparagus with the Egg mixture and finally the Parmesan mixture, gently pressing the coating to encourage it to stick.
  6. Place breaded Asparagus on prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Make in batches if needed.
  7. Bake in the 220¬įC preheated oven in the middle of oven for about 10 – 12 minutes or until the the Parmesan coating is golden. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Bon appétit!

 

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