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Apr 26, 2009 02:30 PM

Dinner Entree Featuring Fresh Asparagus

With asparagus in season, and very plentiful, I'd like to serve a dinner entree where the asparagus is the star of the show. My only restriction is that it not have red meat. Chicken, pasta, salads, fish or shellfish are all fine. Can you help me with some inspiration? Thanks!

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  1. A savory asparagus bread pudding is nice...

    1. Roasted asparagus lasagna... or another pasta dish based on this.

      1. i love the way asparagus pairs with the sweetness of shellfish & certain mollusks (lobster, shrimp, crab or scallops) plus some form of citrus as the acid.

        i'm thinking seared scallops or a crab salad with a grapefruit sauce...or lobster or shrimp risotto with lemon, mint & fresh peas...or you could always just do a simple pasta dish with spring vegetables and cheese.

        1. Penne with Asparagus, Sage and Peas from last month's Food & Wine:

          I'm copying the whole thread as you can make it with or without sage, with or without lemon zest, with or without pancetta...lots of little variations--and all tasty ones!