Monday, 23 September 2013

The Asparagus Dish

Asparagus, I love it!!  Fresh or canned.  With the fresh stuff being so cheap at the moment we have had it a couple of times in the last few weeks.  With the fresh asparagus I wrap it in foil with some butter and garlic then put it on the bbq for about 5 minutes.  Last week as I had the oven on to cook a meatloaf I wrapped it in foil with butter and put it in the oven.  I have also made it the Jamie Oliver way by wrapping each piece in prosciutto and then roasting it in the oven.

Last week One Mother Hen shared her recipe for Asparagus soup using canned asparagus which made me think of one of my favourite recipes using canned asparagus.  It is made by one of my very good friends and I love it!!  I love going to her place for a bbq as she always whips it up!!  I have made it a few times and it is so easy and delicious.  It is easy to adjust the recipe depending on how many you are serving.  I make it to serve 2.

Put one can of asparagus (drained) and 2 halved hard boiled eggs in a baking dish, make a basic white sauce, pour over asparagus and eggs, top with breadcrumbs and grated cheese and bake or grill until cheese is melted and breadcrumbs are crispy.

I love this recipe as you can make it your own. I add cheese to my white sauce as I love cheese and I have also put garlic in the sauce.  You could use cheddar and parmesan cheese.  I was going to be lazy and try just cream over the top rather than make a sauce, not sure how that one will work but it could be another option!!

I think I have the recipe right!!  I did double check with my friend!! Also it does not have a name it is just referred to as The Asparagus Dish!!

Linking up with One Mother Hen for Open Slather.


  1. I like asparagus too but have never tried doing it in foil on the BBQ - will have to give that a try next time A has a fire going !!!
    Thanks for sharing - have the best week !
    PS - I have started your blanket - meant to take a photo this morning to show it to you to see if you like it but ran out of time - will try to do it tonight and send it to you. xox

  2. Aw my gawd, that sounds awesome! Thank you Ann, I'ma doin' that!

  3. Ha ha love your label - FUNNY! Asparagus is one of my fav veggies, grandad had asparagus farm and we always had plenty of it! Emily

  4. I love asparagus. This dish sounds divine.

  5. I'll have to try this! I love asparagus too but I'm not too good with cooking it =x


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