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Asparagus Recipes and Facts
Asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse with many health promoting benefits.

*There are only 4 calories per medium spear or 20 calories per 1/2 cup serving.

*It's fat free, cholesterol free and is nature's true low-carbohydrate food.

*According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is a good source of glutathione, one of the body's most potent cancer fighters.  Of all foods tested, including vegetables, fruits, grains, and meats, none was higher in glutathione than asparagus.

Wash asparagus and pat dry. In a 9x13 pan pour a little olive oil and lemon pepper. Roll asparagus to coat and put on a hot grill. Turn asparagus to desired doneness. Don't over cook. Enjoy!!

10 lbs fresh asparagus

Brine: 3 qts water
         2 qts white vinegar
        10 level Tbs. Kosher salt
          1 level Tbs. pickling spice (omit cloves)
Boil brine for 15 minutes and strain. Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Cool in ice water. Pack asparagus in jars and add 1 clove garlic in each pint jar.  Cover with liquid filling to 1/2" of top of jar.  Seal. Let stand for 2 weeks before using. Makes 11-12 pints.


2 tablespoons Italian dressing
2/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can Michigan asparagus cuts and tips drained- or fresh asparagus cut & parboiled. 
(or you can also cook the fresh asparagus with mushrooms and red pepper)
8 eggs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese, divided
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Heat dressing in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat.  Add mushrooms and red pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes.  Add well drained asparagus. Beat  eggs, milk and 1/2 cup provolone cheese in a medium bowl.  Pour over vegetable mixture in skillet.  If handle of skillet is not ovenproof, wrap it in foil.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 20 minutes or until eggs are almost set.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup provolone cheese and Parmesan cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted on top. Cut into wedges to serve.
Makes 4 servings.