You can prepare asparagus in so many different ways, but I prefer to either oven-roast these greens or toss them in the skillet. Their unique flavor pairs well with a light buttery topping and sweet shallots. In this recipe, we add garlic scapes to compliment the asparagus with a mild garlicky flavor.
Most side dishes at my dinner table are big plates of raw or cooked colorful vegetables made with a lot of flavors. Vegetable leftovers often become a light next-day-lunch in my household, or you can easily pair them up with cooked quinoa, an egg or basic pasta dish. When the vegetables come out of the oven, immediately transfer them to a serving plate and evenly top them with the buttered shallots and garlic scapes. They will look beautifully glazed at your dinner table!
Do you like our little asparagus raft? I cooked them while spending some quality time with my sweet 5-year-old daughter. And when we cook together, we tell stories, play taste testing games, and we build things from vegetables. Here is our asparagus bouquet, specially made for you!