7 Asparagus Recipes You'll Want to Eat All the Time ...

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Asparagus recipes are perfect for spring because thatโ€™s the height of its season. However, you can typically find asparagus year round, depending on where you live and the grocery store you shop at. Itโ€™ll cost more in the off season, but it still tastes great. If youโ€™re willing to shell out a few extra bucks, these asparagus recipes are sure to please.

1. Zesty Marinated Asparagus

Zesty Marinated Asparagus

What? Marinated asparagus? I totally wish I would have discovered this technique sooner. This is one of the best asparagus recipes you'll every try. Itโ€™s super delicious and makes for a yummy side dish that youโ€™ll want to serve with everything. It tastes especially great with a thick, juicy steak.

Ingredients:

2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 ยฝ-inch pieces

1 ยฝ cups balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

ยผ cup chopped fresh parsley

ยฝ teaspoon kosher salt

ยฝ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Blanch the asparagus for about 1 minute, then plunge into ice water to cool. Drain the asparagus and put into a large zip top plastic bag. Add the vinaigrette and seal. Refrigerate the asparagus in the marinade for at least 3 hours, turning the bag every so often. Drain the asparagus, but reserve the marinade. Place the asparagus on a serving plate and sprinkle with lemon zest, parsley, salt and pepper. Serve with reserved marinade.

Source: allrecipes.com

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