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Old 05-08-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Asparagus question

It's asparagus season here in Ohio. I eat some almost every day.

Question: can asparagus be eaten raw?
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Sure can.

My favorite is drizzled with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt and thrown on the grill for just a minute.
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Why does it make your pee smell.
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Stop smelling your pee.

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Neat. Interesting there are several things about it.
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Like CFB said, but add a bunch of garlic.
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If you eat it raw it can't melt the butter.

I sometimes blanch mine for a bit... makes those stalks easier to chew but everything is still nice and crispy.
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Like CFB said, but add a bunch of garlic.
Never heard of garlic being added to pee.

Can I pass on trying that one?
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Oh my. I absolutely LOVE steamed asparagus. Lemon juice and a tiny bit of melted butter. Ooooh, yes. I think I'll have some for dinner tonight. Thanks for the idea.

I will just ignore the pee talk!
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I used to eat it raw after picking. Now I would hose it off first.

I love it with a quick saute in garlic oil and the sqeeze a fresh lemon with some red pepper flake on it. Really feeling extravagant and I toss some toasted almonds on as well.
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Usually I sauté it with a bit of olive oil and butter, served with a dash of soy sauce. Today I also threw in some spinach.

I'll try it raw tomorrow in a salad.
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I have to wait a week or 2 for ours to come up...cant wait..
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I tried some purple asparagus recently - sauteed it with olive oil & garlic, then spritzed on some lime juice (would have used lemon, but had none). Delicious! - it turned green when cooked.
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I did a couple of hits of purple asparagus once, at a Black Sabbath concert...

I make a mean potato-and-asparagus soup.
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Isn't it tough to get them to stay lit?

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I will just ignore the pee talk!
Hey, pees are good too. A little butter, a little mint...
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What poop on lemons is ok. But now pee and asparagus isnt! Why I NEVER
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open a window and put the exhaust fan on. then on high heat, burn butter in pan. sprinkle a little salt. drop in asparagus. flash burn all sides to charred. remove from pan and eat before you have a chance to plate them; they are that good.
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olive oil black pepper rock salt coat the spears lay them in one layer on a broiling pan, put under broiler until crispy and a bit carmelized. Eat.
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It's asparagus season here in Ohio. I eat some almost every day.
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