I’m holding my breath just waiting for asparagus season to arrive! I have so many asparagus recipes I want to try!
This will be our first year with our own mature patch! Since I’ve only ever had spears that were bundled together in the grocery store, the thought of such fresh asparagus is thrilling! As with anything else I’ve ever tried Fresh vs. Shipped-in-From-Who-Knows-Where, I fully expect an entirely different flavor experience from that I’ve ever known!
Couple that with it being the first vegetable we’re able to cultivate and harvest after a long, cold winter and you can imagine the excitement building!
How I am longing for something fresh & GREEN on my plate! Aren’t you?
Insert here a mental picture of me lying on my belly in the soggy patch of grass next to the asparagus bed, chin on hands, listening to the tiny bubbling popping noises in the soil, the birds twittering, and watching. Just watching and waiting for that first head to poke through the soil.
That’s all it is though- a mental picture. It’s what I feel like in my excitement and what I might be doing if I could. In reality, I’m manning the door for System Violators who find it easier to come in the front door with “muddy” boots than go over to basement access door.
Spring. She’s the season of mud in these parts.
(And by mud I mean “mud.”)
So dreaming of this wonderfully versatile vegetable, the question arises, how shall I prepare it? Because of course, Spring is still able to lie to me and tell me all about the bounteous harvest that shall be mine.
Whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a side dish, here is a collection of over 35 beautiful asparagus recipes to try this year!
35+ Beautiful Asparagus Recipes
What’s your favorite first vegetable of the new year?