Monday, June 13, 2011

Asparagus Made Simple

So, what does the hungry soccer fan do after returning home from the game? Instead of heading for the junk food, I decided to try an idea Susan had suggested.

The recipe is for asparagus with cheese cooked under the broiler--very quick and easy! I had a wedge of parmesan cheese, some garlic and butter and we stopped and picked up a loaf of sourdough bread--simple ingredients!

Inspiration came from
this recipe at Steamy Kitchen but I didn't bother to cook the asparagus first-I prefer my asparagus crisper and cooking it would have been overkill. I also didn't grill the bread, I just put it all together and stuck it under the broiler. It doesn't get any easier than that!

All in all, this was a good meal. The cheese--I used a basic parmesan from Trader Joe's--was delicious. It has a really rich and nutty flavor, the kind of flavor that fills your mouth but doesn't have a bitter aftertaste. Really nice, and a great price! I paired the asparagus and bread with a mixed green salad to round out the meal. After all of the junk food temptations at the stadium, it was great to have some healthy food to come home to.


Taryn Day said...

Oh man, that looks good! I'll have to try it.

Anonymous said...

it was, it was!!!