Monday, October 3, 2011

Asparagus Quest

I have never liked asparagus.  Every now and then I try it, and say "maybe this time I will like it." But I never have.

  And then I won't try it for awhile, 'cause what's the point? 

Too bad asparagus is...super good for you. 

I am determined to like it!  Someday...

Tonight, I tried cooking it for the first time.  I almost liked it...

Of course that might have something to do with the fact that I cooked it in bacon grease--my go-to cooking essential for any food that I think I might not like. 

In a small saucepan...
1 tbsp bacon grease
cleaned/chopped fresh green beans and asparagus stalks
pinch of salt
dash each of oregano, garlic powder, onion powder

put on the lid and cook for awhile on medium heat, shaking/stirring occasionally

when almost done, add a squirt of mustard, stir well

It really wasn't bad.  It didn't taste as bitter to me as it usually does.  Some of the stalks were too tough to chew though...and I can't stand that.  Like chewing sticks.  Gross. 


  1. So I stumbled on your blog via FB, and got sucked in because I've been searching for more meal ideas that use a lot of fresh ingredients and are ALSO meat friendly (so hard to find...)

    Have you tried asparagus since this? My favorite is relatively young asparagus (should snap easily, and most should be no thicker than a finger) dusted with olive oil and pepper and roasted in the oven or grilled in tinfoil. You cook them until hot and tender, but still "crisp" - and if you're still afraid of the flavor, cooked this way is easy to disguise with any sauce :-P

  2. I still eat it occasionally, if I do buy it, it's the really thin stalks and I saute them in the pan. Should come out about the same way as roasting them. And I always disguise them with some kind of sauce.