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Thumb_4714_Roasted Asparagus

Thumb_4714_Roasted Asparagus

Roasting asparagus with a toss of olive oil is as simple as it is foolproof, and makes the stalks crispy and tender all at once.

Thumb_7793_Farfalle With Shrimp, Asparagus And Parmesan

Thumb_7793_Farfalle With Shrimp, Asparagus And Parmesan

The Italians don't believe in adding cheese to fish dishes, but we find it adds excitement to this shrimp pasta made with asparagus, tomato purée and lemon zest. Be sure to season this dish with lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Thumb_5231_Blanched Asparagus With Vinaigrette

Thumb_5231_Blanched Asparagus With Vinaigrette

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_5223_Blanched And Buttered Asparagus

Thumb_5223_Blanched And Buttered Asparagus

Fresh asparagus doesn't need much to make it taste good. Here it's blanched until tender and rolled in butter to make a perfect spring side dish.

Thumb_7545_Asparagus-Fontina Gratin

Thumb_7545_Asparagus-Fontina Gratin

In this simple gratin, asparagus is baked in the oven with heavy cream and stock and finished under the broiler with a savory, crunchy topping of breadcrumbs and grated Fontina that offsets its melting texture.

Thumb_5235_Braised Asparagus With Tarragon

Thumb_5235_Braised Asparagus With Tarragon

The tarragon adds a slight anise flavor to the simply cooked asparagus. It's like asparagus with Bernaise but without all the butter. Of course, you could use butter here instead of olive oil, but if you're going to do that, why not just make a Bernaise sauce?

Thumb_5163_Asparagus-Green Pea Ragout With Mint

Thumb_5163_Asparagus-Green Pea Ragout With Mint

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_8673_Chilled Asparagus With Caper-Shallot Vinaigrette

Thumb_8673_Chilled Asparagus With Caper-Shallot Vinaigrette

The salty capers compliment the green flavor of asparagus really nicely - this is a great light side dish to go with a heavier main course.

Thumb_4757_Sauteed Asparagus With Pancetta And Garlic

Thumb_4757_Sauteed Asparagus With Pancetta And Garlic

The crispy fat of the pancetta complements the tender green asparagus without overpowering it. While the lemon brightens all the ingredients, we also like to add a dash of red pepper flakes to highlight the flavors.

Thumb_4830_Broiled Asparagus

Thumb_4830_Broiled Asparagus

Simply broiled asparagus stalks are flavorful and meltingly tender -- and perked up here with the addition of red pepper flakes.

Thumb_7173_Asparagus, Prosciutto, Brie And Mixed Lettuce Salad

Thumb_7173_Asparagus, Prosciutto, Brie And Mixed Lettuce Salad

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_20874_Lemon Quinoa With Asparagus And Feta

Thumb_20874_Lemon Quinoa With Asparagus And Feta

In this delicious, healthy dish, nutty quinoa is paired with the bright flavors of asparagus and lemon. Feta adds a salty tang.


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