27 June 2007

ASpaRAgus

No, it's not Russian. It's just got the emphasis on the wrong syllable (as the sooo old joke goes...).

I just spent about $12 on two handfuls of asparagus. This is the time of year that I crave asparagus and strawberries. The asparagus has been steamed and is marinating in a sauce so indulgent that it makes this a dessert instead of a vegetable (1c soy sauce, 3/4 c evoo, 1/3 c sugar--adjust to taste). Tomorrow I'll eat it cold! And, I'll try to make it last for a couple of days. No promises, though. I think dessert will be... strawberries!

Does the fact that this news about asparagus meritted a post of it's own tell you what a big deal it is? It's a big deal. Big.

Edited to add: evoo is extra virgin olive oil...though the recipe originally called for sesame oil. ::Suz::, it's really good and really easy.

3 comments:

votemom said...

ENJOY!

Dawn said...

Did you find green asparagus or is it white?

I have yet to see fresh asparagus of any color here in Kiev at any price and I've seen some white asparagus in jars or had it at restaurants.

:: Suzanne :: said...

what is evoo?

I'm trying to figure out how to get your balloons and streamers to you. :)