View Full Version : Asparagus?
02-11-2007, 09:52 AM
I bought some beautiful fresh tender looking asparagus and in my old cooked days I'd lightly steam them. Any suggestions on eating them raw? I imagine they will be hard and tough so before I just chop them up I wonder if anyone with raw asparagus experience might have any ideas!
Maybe I can warm it a bit or make a sauce to dip them in? Any ideas would be great, it was expensive so if I can find a raw idea for them I'd sure be a happy gal today! Thanks!
02-11-2007, 11:34 AM
Wierd, I JUST ATE asparagus for my lunch! I "marinated" them overnight with Bragg's liquid aminos, baby portabella mushrooms, sesame seeds, and drizzled olive oil + flax oil....I set them out overnight and they "tenderized" quite well (especially the mushrooms, yum!...) I JUST finished eating them and stumbled across your thread! Odd isn't it....and BTW I just made the recipe up myself...I try to keep things simple....It was really good raw, I ate them ALL!!!!! Now I am trying to figure out the health benefits as I was really CRAVING THEM! ;) Enjoy!
02-11-2007, 11:40 AM
Gee whiz, same as NFrawrunner...I just finished eating raw asparagus and read your thread...I usually use them as a vehicle for dipping...anything works, whatever dressing I happen to have - I even use guacamole as my dip...
....this morning as I was gathering my stuff for green smoothie I saw the bunch of asparagus and had never used them that way....ahhhhhhhhhh, asparagus, a green apple, parsley, pinch of cayenne...GREAT!!!...so the records stands, I've NEVER made a green smoothie I didn't like...and now I can add asparagus to my list of green smoothie ingredients...
Enjoy the day, Elaine
02-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Two great ideas NFrawRUNNER and Elaine! I think I will marinate some for dinner tonight and I will sure keep some aside for my smoothie tomorrow! Great ideas, thank you!!
02-11-2007, 12:42 PM
I cut mine into bite size pieces and marinate them in apple cider vinegar, EVOO, shallots, garlic.
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