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DaisyM Dec 17, 2012 01:32 PM

I just picked up some white asparagus for the first time. Any suggestions on a simple recipe? I believe I've only had them steamed with a lemon butter sauce or with a vinagrette. Thank you!

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    mexivilla Dec 18, 2012 05:04 AM

    Make sure you peel them first, outer layer is tougher than the green variety. Traditionally served with Hollandaise.

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      cleopatra999 Dec 18, 2012 06:36 AM

      When I was in Germany in the spring it was 'spargel' season (white asparagus). They were usually only prepared 2 ways, gently steamed as above with hollandaise or in soup. The soup was the most amazing I have had. http://germanfood.about.com/od/soupsa...
      I haven't tried it myself because the white asparagus looks so bad anytime it comes into my grocery store, and I assume at this time of year it has to be coming from the southern hemisphere, since it is a spring vegetable.

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      kengk Dec 17, 2012 01:51 PM

      I like to roast them in the oven with a little olive oil and garlic, finish with a squeeze of lemon juice when done.

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        treb Dec 17, 2012 01:45 PM

        Treat the same as the green variety.

        1. ipsedixit Dec 17, 2012 01:39 PM

          Gently steamed and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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