Frugal Recipes With Asparagus
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Frugal Recipes With Asparagus

Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Asparagus is in season in February, which means it is on sale.  Here are some inexpensive recipes with asparagus for you to try.Asparagus is low-calorie and fat free. It is also in season in February, which means that you can get some for the lowest possible price right now. It is fairly common for asparagus to be served next to a nice piece of salmon. However, there are many other options for asparagus. Here are a few “think outside of the box” recipes to try.

Delicious Asparagus Recipes

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Have you seen pictures of this online yet? These look incredibly tasty. I’m sure there are plenty of recipes for it out there, but the one I found is from Food.com. The recipe serves 4, and could easily be a main course. It requires 16 asparagus spears, 8 slices of prosciutto, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Boil the asparagus. After it is drained and cooled, wrap some spears with a slice of prosciutto. Grill them, and you are done!

Asparagus Leek Soup
What could be more comforting than hot soup on a cold day? This recipe came from Taste of Home. It requires a pound of fresh asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces. You will also need carrots, spinach, leeks, one chopped onion, and four medium potatoes. It also requires chicken broth, uncooked long grain rice, heavy whipping cream, and seasoning. The recipe makes 12 to 16 servings.

Skillet Baked Eggs and Asparagus
This could easily be a main course for a leisurely breakfast on a weekend. The recipe came from the New York Times. It requires ¾ pounds of asparagus (cut into ½ inch pieces). You will also need 2 scallions, 8 large eggs, heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, salt, pepper, and some herbs. As you may have guessed, you make this recipe in a skillet. When finished, it resembles a quiche, (but without the crust).

Bacon Egg and Asparagus Pizza
This recipe came from Eating Well. It is absolutely not a traditional pizza recipe. You might think of this one as a pizza that would be suitable for breakfast. You will need 1 pound of asparagus (cut into 2 inch pieces), 2 strips of bacon, 4 large eggs, and 1 pound of prepared pizza dough (as main ingredients). Add cheese on top, and include some spices. This dish is a cross between a traditional pizza and a quiche.

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