Could there be a more representative image of spring than a couple ladybugs having sex on a spear of asparagus?
This great photo by Flickr user Benimoto inspired me to post these links to some previously published asparagus recipes.
One of my biggest vegetable pet-peeves is undercooked asparagus. Many cooks are so afraid to overcook it, that they tend to not cook it long enough, and this results in a crisp and still bitter stalk.
There's a perfect degree of doneness when the spears are barely firm, tender, and sweet. Go buy a couple bunches of fresh asparagus and give one of these recipes a try. Enjoy!
Asparagus and Chicken Noodle Casserole
Creamy Fresh Asparagus Pizza (note: uses old, original pizza dough recipe)
Pan-seared Spring Asparagus with Lemon, Balsamic and Parmesan
Pasta Primavera with Fresh Asparagus