Chef's Caesar Asparagus

This has been a favorite with my students all season so I think its ready to be shared with the world... lol as if my blog reaches the world. This Caesar Asparagus side is a serious game changer if you are looking to elevate the familiar and loved Caesar salad and really impress your family or friends! It's got all the cheesy savory goodness, without the flavorless lettuce and white mystery dressing.

And for any of you that don't know this; I have an announcement!

I am teaching one on one virtual cooking classes from my kitchen directly to yours! If you are looking to further your cooking/baking skills, learn some knife skills, or be taught how to Forage Real food in your area... AKA; find the best quality food in a market full of pre-processed flashy mystery ingredient foods. Head over to the Work With Us page to contact me or shoot me a message on social!

I am happily scheduling weekly classes for individuals or one time classes for groups. Set weekly classes include constant contact with me to help with any cooking conundrums and free range to make whatever you want each week. The world is your oyster... except I cant get fresh Oysters in southern Pennsylvania so maybe we will just stick to land food. Message me to learn more, hear about rates, and talk about the possibilities of Cooking With The Concrete Forager. Classes are for all abilities and all ages, there is no limit to what you can learn. I am also happy to announce that I am a proud Vendor to Self Direction Participants through your Broker Budget.

Anyways... back to the recipe!

My Chef's Caesar Asparagus is a clean side dish for any occasion. I have opted out of fish and heavy dairy ingredients in my dressing because well... I am not a creamy dressing kind of person. Plus most people don't realize there is a serious allergen hidden in store bought Caesar dressings (anchovies) I don't have an allergy but many people do, or if you are vegetarian, here is the dressing alternative for you. It contains Parmesan cheese but without the heavy mayo, yogurt, or cream it is a nice light choice to pair with this tender vegetable. Now if you have a favorite creamy Caesar dressing that you can pick up at the store, go for it! NOTE: You'll shave off a little bit of prep time going with a pre-made dressing.

Enjoy and let me know how you like it by shooting me a message or posting a photo to your instagram/facebook tagging @theconcreteforager and #foragingreal - I may even re-post your results!


KARA'S
COOKING TIPS

#1 

Recipes are never rules!

Use your judgment; if you've made it before and it has worked by shaking not stirring, try it! If the recipe says something will brown after 12 minutes in the oven and your's hasn't browned yet, leave it until you think its brown enough. 

 

#2

Taste, taste, taste!

Any good chef will tell you to taste your food multiple times as you cook. Stick your spoon in and see if it tastes good. Is your food seasoned well? Can it use more salt or pepper? Would you like it if it were a bit sweeter? Everyone's palate is different, if you think it needs something; Go for it!

 

#3

Remember

Its just food... so have some fun!

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