Cooking asparagus

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Cooking asparagus

Let us eat asparagus and recuperating! Since it is rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, calcium, potassium, copper, iron, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium. Calorie per 100 g of product of only 22 kcal.

From asparagus make salads, soups, side dishes, casseroles, pies and desserts. By the way, I like it a lot for breakfast with scrambled eggs. It is best to cook asparagus for an hour after cutting. If not, then packaged in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator, but no more than three days.

I boil it in salted water with a drop of olive oil to vitamins are preserved. Even for the winter freeze asparagus, for this first blanch them in boiling water for four minutes, and then stacked in plastic containers. Asparagus is well absorbed by the body, it helps to eliminate toxins, treat kidney stones, helps with high blood pressure, removes edema, displays the body of excess fluid.

And do you know ?! What in Croatia every year hosts the Festival of asparagus. On this cheerful holiday cook a giant omelette, pancakes, pies and salads. Residents wear green costumes «asparagus» and accompanied by music organize a march through the streets. Generally, asparagus became famous thanks to Louis XIV and he even ordered a special greenhouse for her. Since that time, it is called «food of kings.»

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Consider some varieties of asparagus:

Imperial — yielding, mid grade. Shoots of green. The flesh is white.

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Mary Washington — middle-early variety. Major shoots from red to purple.

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6 Harvest — is middle-high yielding variety. Shoots of green with purple tint. Excellent taste.

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Glory Braunschweig — late variety. The flesh is white, very juicy.

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Snow head — middle-early variety. Shoots of medium length. The flesh is tender. The taste resembles peas.

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Arzhentelskaya — early variety. Shoots large, white. The flesh is tender. Good taste.

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Let’s try to prepare wonderful dishes with asparagus. First, we will make a nice salad and spicy.

Salad with asparagus and mushrooms

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Ingredients:

400 g asparagus
250g cherry tomatoes
300 grams of mushrooms
3 cloves garlic
a little green onion and parsley
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
little vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Fry the porcini mushrooms in oil until tender. Take the mushrooms. Then fry the asparagus. Tomatoes cut into roundels. Skip the garlic through a press. All of the ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper and add the balsamic vinegar. Bon Appetit!
Wonderful recipe! Do not waste your time and feel free to cook for dinner!

Shrimp with Asparagus

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Ingredients:

16 pcs. tiger shrimps
3 g of chopped garlic
1/2 tsp lemon juice
50 g butter
300 g asparagus
some parsley
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking method:
Finely chop the parsley. Mix it with lemon juice. Add the garlic and butter. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. From this mixture to make a «ball», put it in a plastic bag and send it in the freezer for a few minutes. Clean the shrimp. In a double boiler load asparagus, shrimp and then the top grate «ball» (butter with herbs). Cook in a double boiler 8 minutes. Our dish is ready! All wonderful meal!
It is also worth to try the soup of asparagus.

Cream soup

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Ingredients:

300 g asparagus
80 g butter
little leek
250 g cream
salt and pepper to taste
a little green onion
paprika to taste

Cooking method:
Finely chop the leeks. Cut the asparagus from the top (about 5 cm), cut into small pieces and put in a saucepan with a little water. Cook for 40 minutes. Cool and strain. The rest of the asparagus cut into slices. In another saucepan, melt the butter, add the leeks. Fry gently until soft 15 minutes. Then add to the onion-poreyu cut the middle part of the asparagus and asparagus broth. Cook for 25 minutes. A little cool, make the soup with a blender. Add the cream, salt, pepper and stir. Next, add the asparagus tops, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Serve soup sprinkled with spring onions and paprika. A great meal!
Asparagus and cheese, a wonderful combination! And the highlight in the cake, which we are now going to prepare.

Cake «Pleasure»

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Ingredients:

500g puff pastry
400 g of cheese
700 g asparagus
1 tablespoon flour
salt and pepper to taste

Roll out the dough on top and sprinkle it with flour. On vystelit baking paper for baking and put on him a sheet of dough. Practice the holes with a fork. Put the pan in a preheated 200 degree oven for 10 minutes. Grate cheese. From asparagus crop unwanted ends. Take the pan on top of the dough to lay out the cheese, then the asparagus, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook in the oven for another 20 minutes. The cake is ready! Enjoy having fun!
Simple bunch of asparagus in the cup will look perfectly in the kitchen.

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