Monday, May 28, 2007

asparagus: day 2

We have a fridge full of asparagus thanks to our farmer friend so we thought we would make one of our favourite side dishes. This one is easy, as it should be for a cloudy Monday.

Recently we bought a veggie tray for the bbq. How we ever lived without this tray, I will never know. It is so much easier to carelessly throw everything into this tray rather than arranging each spear meticulously across the grill. For the prep, we cut off the tough ends of the asparagus and gave them a good wash. At the same time, we took a few endives and cut them into quarters. All this went onto the hot bbq (into that heroic vegetable tray). A few drizzles of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and fresh ground pepper, and a touch of balsamic vinegar towards the end adds a nice touch. The balsamic works really well here since the endives are naturally bitter so the sweetness from the balsamic balances everything out.

This is a great little side dish that we would eat every week if we could. It's full of nutrients and essential vitamins and a great way to use seasonal vegetables.

2 comments:

Annie Ruok said...

r u gonna freeze some of that farm fresh asparagus? might come in handy in the winter months, but not sure if that freezes well or not....

deeeeeeena said...

I've frozen asparagus before and it freezes well but it's just not the same as fresh....