Happy National Eat Your Veggies Day!
Starting from next Tuesday, It’s officially summer, meaning my favorite season of Spring is ending. I’ve visited so many places to admire the beauty of the spring view, and of course I enjoyed a lot of yummy fresh fruits and veggies.
Asparagus is a perfect example. Just grilling and sprinkling a pinch of salt on them makes a perfect side dish. Here in California, its peak season is May but I’m not too late. Today, I’d like to share my favorite ways of cooking grilled asparagus.
Grilled Asparagus…with your choice of seasoning!
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- Pour olive oil in a pan and bring it to high heat.
- Add apsara and cook until the asparagus gets a little charred.
- Pour water and close the lid to steam cook.
- When water is boiled, season them with your favorite flavor. Enjoy!
<Recommended Seasoning Combo>
- Just a sprinkle of salt and black pepper(as pictured)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter with 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- A sprinkle of salt and a splash of lemon/lime juice
- 1 clove of minced garlic with a pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup cooking wine with a sprinkle of salt
- 1 teaspoon garam masala and a sprinkle of salt
<My Story with Asparagus and Question for You>
When I was a kid, I’d only seen canned white asparagus and it was one of the vegetables I avoided to be in my mouth. My mom wasn’t a big fan of canned vegetables, so luckily I stopped seeing them. After moving to the US, I started to see fresh green asparagus in the market and I finally tried them at one of the beach parties I attended.
Wow, they were so good! I remember the flavor combo was the second one above(butter and soy sauce,) and I think I ate more asparagus than BBQ. Since then, asparagus has become one of the regular veggies on my dining table especially in Spring and early Summer.
And, here is a question for you. When you think of asparagus, are they canned or fresh? Green or white? What combo do you come up with first?
To me, fresh green asparagus is the perfect image of asparagus, but once my friend on Instagram said she never seen canned asparagus and seldom sees green one. I stopped seeing canned white asparagus after I came to the US, but I don’t see fresh white asparagus either. It must be interesting to know which one you think is the most familiar, so please let me know:)
<Other Yummy Veggie Dishes>
When it’s BBQ time, bring this for a side dish! Spicy Cilantro Coleslaw
See the veggie avalanche! Enchiladas in Green Sauce
Want some homegrown fresh veggies? Mung Bean Bean Sprouts
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)