I've also grilled them after coating them in olive oil (haven't tried it with Pam yet) and sauteed them along with red onions and sliced garlic. Sometimes it's nice to add some diced roasted red pepper for color..
An idea that come to mind is to add a small amount of it to a ground turkey stuffing (with rosemary and other spices) and stuff a roasted bell pepper with it and put a bit of tomato on top. Then broil it. Cut back on the meat a tad and ou could add a bit of parmesean cheese on top...
All of that sounds good!!! I just steam mine and then add some I can't beleive it's not butter spray and salt. I like to keep it simple. I find the more I add the more calories I add. Keepin' it simple keeps me from savoring my food, that is what got me into trouble in the first place. If I don't like it then I won't overeat. That's my philosophy anyway...
I spritz mine with a little olive oil and garlic salt and grill them on my grill. I then finish them with the juice of fresh lemon once they are done. DELICIOUS!..
I haven't had them this way in a long time, but I use to love to eat them cold with a vinegrette. I would steam them until just before tender, so they have a little bite, and then cut them in about 1 inch pieces. I would add red wine vinegar, a touch of olive oil and some minced garlic (the kind that comes in the jar and is kind of soft). Well it is wonderful, and I think I will get me some tomorrow!..
Thanks for the ideas. I'm glad I have one more bunch of asparagus in the fridge!..
There is a great recipe in the South Beach Diet cookbook (the one with the orange cover). Basically, you cut the asparagus into bite size pieces, steam a little, then stir fry in sesame oil and ginger. Add a few sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. It is really fabulous!..
How do you guys accurately measure your asparagus?? This question has long perplexed me...
Spicy Veggie Dish:.
I cut up asparagus in bite size portions.
Pam and a couple of drops of olive oil in my frying pan.
When the pan is hot, I saute the asparagus on a med to high fire.
On the side, I mix 4 drops of tapatio into 2 tsps of soy sauce lite..
When the pan is still good and hot and the veggies are semi done, I throw in the my sauce mixture.
I stir fry for a couple more mintues, cover and turn off the heat.
Depending on your choice of how you like your veggies (crunch or soft), is dependant on how long you keep the cover on..
I also cook my my fresh green beans and brocolli the same way..
You can use any kind of hot sauce (chinese chilli sauce, tabasco, etc) and if you like it spicer, then you can add more (fire) hot sauce..
I measure my chopped up asparagus in a measuring up (2 cup)..
Good question. Frankly, I've only had it once on the program and I just eyeballed it..
Using "Add Meal->Lean & Green", I was able to find that 4.7 oz of asparagus gives you the same nutritional levels as 1 cup. So, 7.05 oz would be the same as 1 1/2 cups...
I weigh my asparagus (and most other veggies that I cannot squash into a cup measure) on a food scale. I am using 7 oz. as my asparagus measure (the medifast 1 1/2 cup benchmark) if that is the only green I am eating..