A quick, flavorful recipe I came up with that fits into the Dr. Simeons Hcg Protocol during VLCD phase. Add spices to taste.
**Trimming the Asparagus: Just hold each end and snapping it -- it will naturally break off the tough part. You keep the flower end for cooking (and should have nice longer spears). If you like, the "tough" ends can be kept to be used in vegetable stock or for other used later. Saw this on Cook Yourself thin!
Entered for safe-keeping. From Sam Miles's "Guilt Free Gourmet". The sauces have also been saved separately as Guilt Free West Coast Asian-style Sauce and Guilt Free West Coast Cheese Sauce. Note that carrots will take a few minutes more to cook than other vegetables.
A tried and true recipe that's good because of it's simplicity. It's one of my favorite asparagus recipes. Found this recipe in a magazine (can't remember which) that featured recipe's of a founder of Dean and Delucca's grocers. I LOVE ASPARAGUS!
I love this recipe because it is simple, quick and tasty. The asparagus is tender/crisp. WE have also used feta cheese either with or without the parm cheese to twist the flavor a little- great! Since we are on a low carb diet this recipe really brightens up our menu.
What I love about this recipe is the ease of preparation. The asparagus comes out still crisp. To make things easier I use a Tupperware microwave steamer and I have a gadget called "Misto" that you put olive oil in to mist your foods. Cooking time includes standing time.
This recipe was one of my Aunt Ely's favorite veggy dishes to make for her family. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. This recipe is also in my family's cookbook, the one I revised 2 yrs ago for our family reunion.