The Asparagus Experiment

During my transition to vegetarianism I’ve been taking joy in discovering new recipes and ways of cooking. The excitement of discovery has been as rewarding as the physical benefit this change has brought. I’ve found it rewarding to share ideas with others on a similar food path and recently asked some friends for ideas I can try out.
My friend Last Serenade shared her recipe for a quick and delicious meal. Asparagus Roll Ups are a delicious snack or full meal that takes only a few minutes to prepare and can be quite filling. This recipe has finally given me a love for the vegetable and is quickly becoming a favourite of mine.

Ingredients
4-8 stalks of asparagus (fresh preferred)
4 slices of bread (whole wheat preferred)
plain cream cheese (enough to cover bread)
butter (enough to drizzle on roll ups)

Preparation
Flatten each slice of bread using either a rolling pin or your fingers.
Spread enough cream cheese on each flattened slice to cover it.
On each slice place stalks of asparagus. I prefer to break long stalks in two and place them side by side. I’ve found it’s best to not have them hang over the edge of the bread.
Roll the bread around the stalks to create roll ups. Shaping it tightly with one’s hands is often best.
Place rollups on a cooking sheet.
Melt a small amount of butter and drizzle it across the rollups.
Bake in an oven at 350°F until tops of rollups are golden.

You should find the resulting roll ups to be crisp and savory. Enjoy.

I’ve included this recipe at Wikipes under Quickies and the recipe title “Asparagus Roll Ups“. If you have not yet explored that site, I highly recommend you give it a try. There are many great recipes there, all submitted and edited by users. It’s easy to use and a great resource.

6 comments on “The Asparagus Experiment

  1. Hmmm, I like this wrapped in prescutio (sp) but since you are vegitarian it's a no go… Donesn't the aparagus get soggy when you bake it?

  2. Hmmm, I like this wrapped in prescutio (sp) but since you are vegitarian it's a no go… Donesn't the aparagus get soggy when you bake it?

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