Andalusian Asparagus (Esparragos a La Andaluza)

"I originally got this online somewhere, sorry don't remember where, and I haven't tried it yet. I imagine the best bread to use in this case would be plain white, since it ends up being ground into a paste later on. Might be a good way to use up a few bread ends or rolls in your freezer!"
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  • Blanch the asparagus in lightly salted, boiling water, for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic and bread over medium heat until golden.
  • Remove the garlic and bread to a blender and mix with the cumin, paprika, vinegar and a little water to make a paste. Start with 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and then adjust as needed until you get a paste-like consistency.
  • Reheat the frying pan, adding a little extra oil if necessary. Add in the blanched asparagus and fry for about 5 minutes, then add the paste and a little more water. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
  • This dish can be served as it is or you can add 2 beaten eggs and a little more water then leave on a low heat until the eggs are set.

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  1. I am always looking for Asparagus recipes, as I love asparagus. We enjoyed the bread cubes and the added flavor. I put eggs on mine and really liked, husband opted to not and still thought it was very good.
  2. This was great thanks.
  3. This was very good and yes, different! I got 6 bunches of asparagus for 50 cents a bunch the other day, so this was a great way to use one bunch up. Thanks! Made for Vegetarian Swap-Dec 2009.
  4. We really enjoyed this recipe. It was a different and delicious way to prepare asparagus. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 5 :)
  5. This is quite good and very different. I used asparagus from my garden and a portion of a baguette for the bread ingredient. Thanks, Magpie Diner! Made for ZWT5.


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