Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ashenvale Asparagus

Asparagus is one of those highly misunderstood veggies. It's misunderstood usually because people don't cook it right. If you don't cook it right it doesn't taste very good. But if you do cook it's pretty epic..for a vegetable.

(I think the worst asparagus I've ever had was 'grilled' asparagus from Ruby Tuesdays. I've loved everything on their menu, except that. Yuech.)

Now that it's mid-winter, asparagus has been showing up on store shelves again. Hurray! Asparagus pairs nicely with any meat dish plus it adds a vibrant green color to your plate. It's also packed with good vitamins and so very simple to cook well.

Ashenvale Asparagus

4 Servings | Total Time: 15 min | Journeyman

  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Craft: Preheat oven to 425°. Trim the tough ends off the asparagus, about 1 inch. Spread the asparagus on a baking sheet. Pour oil on top and mix around to coat evenly. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt (about 2 tsp) and pepper (about 1 tsp or more if desired). Bake for 5 minutes on the top rack, stir then bake for another 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Strategies: It's very important to trim at least an inch off the bottom of the asparagus. The ends are tough, stringy and bitter.

LFM: Makes a great side for any meat dish. You can also serve this with a side of cheese sauce to dip in!

  • Asparagus $2.50
Total Cost: $2.50
Cost Per Serving: $0.63

Category: Raid Night, Expansions

*This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

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