Asparagus & Garlic Scapes with Cashews
We actually remembered to plant our garlic last October, so now we have nice tall garlic scapes which I used in this recipe. I would normally have used walnuts instead of the cashews, but it seems that my walnuts have disappeared.
This recipe is about as easy (and delicious) as it gets.
Asparagus & Garlic Scapes with Cashews - GF Recipe:
Several nice tight spears of fresh asparagus
Several garlic scapes
1/2 c. cashews
Slightly steam asparagus spears in a skillet with a wee bit of water - just for a very short time. You don't want these cooked through, just starting to get bright green.
Remove them from the skillet, pour the water out, and dry out the skillet with a paper towel.
Now, add butter and olive oil (some) to the skillet. Then saute the garlic scapes and the asparagus spears by rolling them back and forth in the skillet over medium heat until you can put a fork through the asparagus, but DON'T overcook asparagus. It is NASTY stuff if you do. And it is delicious if you saute it until it is just barely tender. I mean barely!
Sprinkle the cashews on top and roll them around a bit with the asparagus and scapes until the cashews are hot. The cashews do not taste good if you saute them with the asparagus and scapes. I tried that, but it changed the taste entirely.
Hope you enjoy the recipe. Let me know if you decide to try it and whether or not you liked it!
A nice addition would have been a few sun-dried tomatoes (julienned) or a few thin slices of a red cayenne pepper or even a red bell or Carmen. It would be pretty in there, wouldn't it!
Bridger, Fall of 2012
supervising the planting of the garlic
'Olive Blossom Castile'
100% Pure Olive Oil
Natural, Handcrafted, Vegan Soap
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