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Category: Asparagus

Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus, Peas and Cremini Mushrooms

         Spring has been notable here for tempting us to believe it’s actually arrived. This is followed by plummeting temperatures the next day convincing us all it has not.  In New York City, you can count on the oddest collection of outfits this time of […]

Asparagus with Lardons, a Fried Egg and Zen-sational Seasoning

         A few weeks ago, I told you about Pollen Ranch Spices (http://www.pollenranch.com), a remarkable company in the picturesquely named town of Lemon Cove, California.   My initial introduction to the company was their Fennel Pollen, a key ingredient in a recipe for Porchetta that I […]

A melange of Asparagus and any Green Spring Vegetable you’d like

Asparagus season is here and we can’t get enough of the stuff. I’ve already served it in last year’s spicy stir-fry with chiles. http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2011/05/spicy-pork-with-asparagus-and-chile.htmld. And then as a dinner salad that makes a meatless meal  http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2011/05/spicy-pork-with-asparagus-and-chile.htmland then of course, there’s roasted asparagus which can be […]

Stir-Fry of Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas and Pork Tenderloin

Sugar Snaps have joined the Asparagus at The Farmer’s Market           You may wonder how much more asparagus I can possibly eat this asparagus season.  The answer is I’ll eat as much as I can.  I love the fresh flavor and texture that asparagus brings […]

Darina Allen’s Pork Chops with Sage, Ina Garten’s Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and my own Smashed Potatoes

          I am amazed at how many people ask me for menus with a maximum of five ingredients.  I do understand:  You look at a long recipe and think that’s too much work, or I’m missing one of the spices or […]

Herb Roasted Lamb Chops with Aparagus And a Baked Potato

         If Spring has a food, I can think of two things that fit the season perfectly. The first is lamb, so associated with Easter in both liturgy and on the Easter Table.  The second is Asparagus, which is never better than when it is […]

Spicy Pork with Asparagus and Chile

Farmers Market Asparagus Spicy Pork with Asparagus and Chile West 66th Street and Broadway The Farmer’s Market in Richard Tucker Square         We live in a very urban setting in New York and it comes as somewhat a surprise to visitors that there’s a thriving Farmers […]

Poached Lamb Steaks with Spring Vegetables

Last winter, when I was in my Food Writing Boot Camp, I bought any number of food magazines from all over the world.  From New Zealand came “Cuisine”, a very lavishly illustrated and beautiful publication that was published last September in Auckland.  Given its Southern […]

Mario Batali’s Pasta Primavera

          The other day I told Andrew I wanted to cook “Pasta Primavera” for dinner.  He was a little leery and asked if the recipe didn’t call for heavy cream.  I had to admit that the original dish, when I first tasted it at […]

Lamb and Tomato Curry and Indian Asparagus

  Above: The ingredients of a great curry even look beautiful.              Indian curries are a favorite of mine.  While the Indians eat them to keep cool in their hot climate, I eat them to keep warm in ours—especially with this winter’s record-breaking low […]

On the menu today: Chili Rubbed Flank Steaks, Duck Fat Hash Browns and Austrian White Asparagus

          Lately, we’ve been loving flank steak.  What’s not to love about the supremely beefy flavor of this chewy cut of meat—especially when it’s one of the great bargains at the meat counter?  It’s currently less than half the price of a New York strip—but […]