asparagus – Caveman Keto https://cavemanketo.com Weight loss through low carb cooking Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Radish and Asparagus Salad https://cavemanketo.com/radish-asparagus-salad/ https://cavemanketo.com/radish-asparagus-salad/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:50:02 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=4894 In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a radish kick lately. It started off with a breakfast with a radish base and then using radishes as hashbrowns.  Today I’m going to make a a salad with thinly sliced radishes, asparagus and a creamy sauce! Start by preparing the asparagus.  Wash them …

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In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a radish kick lately. It started off with a breakfast with a radish base and then using radishes as hashbrowns.  Today I’m going to make a a salad with thinly sliced radishes, asparagus and a creamy sauce!
Washed and Snapped AsparagusStart by preparing the asparagus.  Wash them and then gently bend the bottoms until it snaps.  Then discard the woody part.Boiling AsparagusNow we’re going to blanch the asparagus.  This will cook the asparagus and give it a bright green color.  Start with boiling water that you’ve added salt to, then throw in the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they turn bright green.Blanching AsparagusNow for the important part, you want to move the asparagus quickly into cold water to stop the cooking.  Using tongs, transfer the asparagus to some ice water in a large bowl.Sliced RadishesNext, you want to use a mandoline to thinly slice the radishes. As you can see in the picture, I used the thinnest slice possible, 1/16″.Blanched Asparagus and RadishesNow cut the asparagus into 1 inch sections, drain, and add in the radishes.Salad Dressing IngredientsNext, add all of the sauce ingredients to a food processor.  I use the tiny food processor that came with my immersion blender for small tasks like this. Note that in the recipe I call for olive oil.  I used bacon grease but I wouldn’t recommend it so I switched the recipe to olive oil 😉Salad Dressing MixedBlend it for a minute or so and you’ve got a nice, creamy, homemade sauce!Tossed Radish and Asparagus SaladMix it all together and the salad is done!Seasoned CodI paired this with some cod.  I just seasoned both sides with old bay and pan fried the fish.Radish and Asparagus Salad with CodHere’s a plated shot of the salad with some cod!
Radish and Asparagus Salad
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: ¼th
  • Calories: 154
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
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Ingredients
  • 1.5 Lbs Asparagus Spears
  • 10 Radishes
  • 4 Oz Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dill
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add some salt to a large pot of water and bring to a boil
  2. While waiting for the water, wash the Asparagus spears and then gently bend them until they snap, discard the woody end of the Asparagus
  3. Add the Asparagus to the water and boil for 2-3 minutes or until they turn bright green
  4. Immediately transfer the Asparagus to a pot of ice water to stop the cooking process
  5. Cut the tops and bottoms off of the radishes and thinly slice using a mandoline
  6. Add the remaining ingredients to a food processor and blend to form the dressing
  7. Cut the asparagus into 1" sections and mix with the radishes and dressing
Notes
Nutritional info does not include the cod, only the salad.
Mandoline
Mandolines, they’re for slicing stuff thin in a hurry. This is one of the newer additions to the CMK kitchen and I plan on trying a lot of new stuff on it. So far I’ve just make some Goat Cheese Wraps by slicing some Zucchini super thing!
Cuisinart Immersion Blender
The Immersion Blender is another one of those items I thought would be completely worthless when I first got it. I knew you could make soups with it but I never imagined that you could whip up a chocolate mousse or even use its mini food processor to make homemade dressing!
Tovolo 7.5 Quart Mixing Bowl
Most of my large 5day recipes and casseroles are all mixed together before being baked. You really need a giant bowl to hold all the ingredients and this one fits the bill!

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Garlic Asparagus https://cavemanketo.com/garlic-asparagus/ https://cavemanketo.com/garlic-asparagus/#respond Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:26:30 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=2091 I always forget about asparagus. I get so caught up in throwing cheese and bacon all over my vegetables that I forget there are simple, easy to make vegetables as well. So for this recipe I’m not going to use bacon or cheese! The asparagus turned out really well and I even decided to get …

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I always forget about asparagus. I get so caught up in throwing cheese and bacon all over my vegetables that I forget there are simple, easy to make vegetables as well. So for this recipe I’m not going to use bacon or cheese!

Finished garlic asparagus

The asparagus turned out really well and I even decided to get fancy on the presentation! I think my former scoutmaster would be proud of my log cabin design 🙂Asparagus

Start with washing the asparagus spears.split asparagus

Then separate the bottoms off of the spears and discard.  In order to do this, grab the asparagus with your left and right hand.  Place your right thumb on the base and bend the asparagus.  Then, there will be a point where it naturally wants to snap.  Snap it.chopped asparagus

Chop the asparagus in half.boiling water blanching asparagus

For ideal color and to make sure they don’t overcook, I blanched the asparagus.  This is optional but does yield a better dish.  To blanch it, just boil some water, throw the asparagus in, and cook for 2-3 minutes.drained asparagus

Then strain them and shock them with cold water.

Butter and garlic in skillet

Now for the frying!  Combine the butter and garlic in a skillet.

Frying Asparagus

Then throw the asparagus in there.Finished Garlic Asparagus

Cook until crisp and you’re done!

Garlic Asparagus
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: ¼th
  • Calories: 61
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 3
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
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Ingredients
  • 225 g Asparagus (1 bunch)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
Instructions
  1. Wash the asparagus and separate the stalks
  2. Boil some water and cook asparagus in boiling water for 2-3 minutes
  3. Drain the asparagus and cool in cold water
  4. Heat the butter and garlic in a skillet
  5. Fry asparagus until crisp and browning
Notes
I used more garlic than per the recipe and it was too much, so I reduced it here. In the picture I was using 2 Tbsp garlic.
 

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus https://cavemanketo.com/bacon-wrapped-asparagus/ https://cavemanketo.com/bacon-wrapped-asparagus/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:29:11 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=216 Its always good to get some fiber in your diet.  The good thing about keto is that fiber can always be wrapped in juicy bacon! This one is pretty simple, just wash the Asparagus, cut off the end, and wrap with bacon.  I used about 5 spears per bundle and wrapped with a whole bacon …

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Its always good to get some fiber in your diet.  The good thing about keto is that fiber can always be wrapped in juicy bacon!

Bacon Wrapped AsparagusThis one is pretty simple, just wash the Asparagus, cut off the end, and wrap with bacon.  I used about 5 spears per bundle and wrapped with a whole bacon strip.  When preparing Asparagus, first wash.  Then hold both ends and bend it.  When it snaps, throw away the base part.

Asparagus accompaning steakHere is the bacon wrapped Asparagus with some steak

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
 
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Ingredients
  • 40 Spears of Asparagus (one bundle)
  • 8 Bacon Slices
Instructions
  1. Wash the Asparagus
  2. Hold each end of the Asparagus with a hand, bend until you find the weak point and break. Throw away the base part
  3. Make bundles of 5 Asparagus and wrap with a piece of bacon
  4. Bake at 400 degrees until done. Finish with the broiler

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