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Asparagus Vinaigrette

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

2 lb Asparagus
6 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Sugar

Directions:

Steam asparagus for 7-8 minutes. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Once the asparagus is done, serve with the vinaigrette.

Recipe: Chicken, Bacon and Asparagus

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Chicken, Bacon and Asparagus

This was a wild idea dish stemming from the fact that I had asparagus that had to be eaten. I started off cooking some rice and knew I wanted chicken for dinner. So, I ended up throwing bacon into the mix for an unusual flavor combination that my husband absolutely loved.

Ingredients:

4 Chicken Breasts
12 Bacon Slices, cut into 3″ pieces
4 c Asparagus, cut into 3″ pieces
1 1/2 c Rice, uncooked

Instructions:

Cook rice according to directions. When done, set aside and keep warm. In the meantime. Add bacon to a large skillet and begin cooking. Add the chicken breasts on top of the bacon. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes turning the chicken and stirring the bacon occasionally. Once the bacon and chicken are nearly done, remove the cover and add the asparagus. Cook until the asparagus is tender. Serve with the rice.

 

Recipe: Spicy Grilled Asparagus with Almonds

Sandwich and Asparagus

Spicy Grilled Asparagus with Almonds

This is an entirely new dish. We wanted a more interesting way to eat asparagus and this is what I came up with. We loved it! Do you?

Ingredients:

2 Tbs Olive Oi
2 c Asparagus, cut
2 Tbs Sliced Almonds
1 tsp Mustard
1/8 tsp Dried Minced Garlic (1 clove fresh)
1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mustard, garlic and pepper flakes. Toss lightly. Add asparagus and almonds. Cook until the asparagus is tender, stirring occasionally.

Do you want the recipe for the sandwich too? Here it is.

Recipe: Spicy Pasta with Asparagus and Ham

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Spicy Pasta with Asparagus and Ham

I just came up with this recipe tonight and we loved it! The bit of crushed red pepper flakes gives a great kick and contrast to the asparagus.

Ingredients:

2 C pasta
2 C asparagus
Olive Oil
3 C diced tomato
1 C diced ham
1 1/2 Tbs dried parsley flakes
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 C parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
  2. Cut asparagus into nice 1 1/2-2″ lengths
  3. Dice tomatoes and ham
  4. Cook asparagus in olive oil until tender
  5. Toss in tomatoes and ham and heat through
  6. Stir in parsley, salt, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes
  7. Add pasta (drained) and stir to combine
  8. Dish up and top with parmesan cheese
  9. Enjoy!