Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus recipes are most delicious when you use fresh asparagus. Available all year round, fresh asparagus is in season in spring. Whether buying white or green asparagus, make sure it is not dried out.

It is best to peel white asparagus, but there is no need to peel green asparagus. Cut off tough ends before cooking. As a rule of thumb, one bunch of asparagus is about 16 individual spears or about one pound.

Asparagus is good for you and tastes delicious if prepared the right way. Even kids can enjoy this yummy vegetable. So try these easy asparagus recipes.

Crispy Asparagus Filo Wraps

1 package frozen filo pastry, thawed
1 bunch asparagus
1/3 cup butter, melted

Cut filo pastry in half. Rinse asparagus and cut off tough ends. Brush a little butter onto one side of the filo pastry. Place one asparagus spear on the end of the pastry and roll. Seal with butter and place seal side down in a baking dish. Bake in oven at 400F degrees (200C) for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Serve with ranch dressing on the side for dipping.

Roasted Asparagus

1 bunch asparagus
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese

Rinse asparagus and cut ends off. Lightly coat asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place asparagus in a baking dish that has been coated with olive oil. Bake in oven at 400F degrees (200C) for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve on a white plate and top with finely shredded Parmesan cheese.

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