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Pop Your Cherry – Asparagus. Yes, asparagus



I mentioned in a previous post that I had never tried asparagus. I know, weird right? I love vegetables, especially green ones. So why did it take me more than 26 years to try this one? I don’t really have a good reason. Finally, curiosity got the better of me and I bought some the other day. Since the general consensus around here seems to be that asparagus should be grilled, sauteed, or roasted onto a pizza I decided to throw some on the grill along with some sliced, marinated zucchini (and a steak for my husband!) and see what all the fuss was about.

Guys… I don’t get it. OK, asparagus is good, but is it that good? To me, it was kind of just, meh. I didn’t find the flavor to be very unique at all. In fact, when on the crunchy side, it reminded me a little bit of broccoli stems. Then when I let some cook a little longer, it was eerily similar to zucchini, which was a big disappointment because that was the vegetable I made to go with it. What the hell, asparagus?

I will admit that the tips were much tastier than the rest of the stalk, but come on. That’s like, one bite out of the whole vegetable. I’m not vowing never to eat it again or anything, but for the most part, I’ll leave it for you true asparagus lovers.

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One Response to “Pop Your Cherry – Asparagus. Yes, asparagus”

August 28, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Never been a huge fan myself. It’s okay, but there is almost nothing worse than a tough piece of asparagus to really turn my stomach. When it gets all fibrous and hard to break down, it literally makes me gag.

You might want to give it another shot though, it does have a strong, unique flavor.

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