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    Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

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    Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Eddie on Sat Aug 08 2015, 11:48


    Ingredients:
    Serves Eight
    3g carbs per serving
    300g asparagus spears
    1 large or 2 medium Cos lettuce
    1 red onion, thinly sliced
    3-4 tbsp vinaigrette, preferably homemade

    Method:
    1. Peel the asparagus bases with a swivel peeler and trim the woody ends. Blanch in boiling salted water for 1½-2 mins until just tender. Drain and refresh under cold running water.

    2. Trim the base of the lettuce leaves and arrange on a large shallow bowl or platter. Scatter over the asparagus spears and red onion, season well and drizzle with vinaigrette just before serving.

    Helpful Tip:
    Gordon's know-how .. his quick way to prepare asparagus. Simply bend each spear and snap where you feel it naturally give, breaking off the woody end.

    Just enjoy whole real food ... you can see the original recipe idea here http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2202/cos-asparagus-and-red-onion-salad

    Bon Appetit


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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 18:59

    That looks really good. I reckon even I could do that. Smile

    Just one thing.....how do I make vinaigrette, huh?

    Oh, I just googled it, that's easy peasy. Smile
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 19:01

    @zand wrote:That looks really good.  I reckon even I could do that.  Smile

    Just one thing.....how do I make vinaigrette, huh?

    Oh, I just googled it, that's easy peasy.  Smile

    Lol! Luckily they're nice 'n' easy to knock up and I quite like using the apple cider vinegar in mine. Smile


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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 19:23

    @Paul1976 wrote:
    @zand wrote:That looks really good.  I reckon even I could do that.  Smile

    Just one thing.....how do I make vinaigrette, huh?

    Oh, I just googled it, that's easy peasy.  Smile

    Lol! Luckily they're nice 'n' easy to knock up and I quite like using the apple cider vinegar in mine. Smile

    And I've even got some of that in the larder already. Smile
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by mo1905 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 19:33

    I'm still an asparagus virgin ! Looks tasty though !


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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 20:08

    @mo1905 wrote:I'm still an asparagus virgin ! Looks tasty though !

    lol so am I, but don't tell anyone else. Wink
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 20:20

    Lol After you Mo Smile
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by mo1905 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 20:36

    @Paul1976 wrote:

    Where do the batteries go ?


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    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 20:37

    Lol I dunno Shocked
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 20:42

    @mo1905 wrote:
    @Paul1976 wrote:

    Where do the batteries go ?

    I'll let you know after I've used it later! freakout lol!


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    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 20:57

    I think we should be sensible now. Smile Eddie's gonna be so mad that we've wrecked a sensible thread....again Shocked Rolling Eyes
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:03

    @zand wrote:I think we should be sensible now.    Smile   Eddie's gonna be so mad that we've wrecked a sensible thread....again  Shocked  Rolling Eyes

    Ah,but when the cats away and all that...Oh,just a minute I'm supposed to set a good example aren't I! Whoops! I must do my 100 'Hail marys' to make amends woot mrgreen


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    Post by Admin on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:06

    @Paul1976 wrote:
    @zand wrote:I think we should be sensible now.    Smile   Eddie's gonna be so mad that we've wrecked a sensible thread....again  Shocked  Rolling Eyes

    Ah,but when the cats away and all that...Oh,just a minute I'm supposed to set a good example aren't I! Whoops! I must do my 100 'Hail marys' to make amends woot mrgreen

    See me first thing Monday morning for a damn good chastisement!!
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    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:07

    Ah no!!!!! freakout


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    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:11

    Told you. Now you've both gone and got me in trouble too. I blame Mo. I'm sure he must've started it.

    Oh I've had asparagus soup once, does that count?
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    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:13

    @zand wrote:

    Oh I've had asparagus soup once, does that count?

    Depends if it came out of a sachet! Lol mrgreen


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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by mo1905 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:39

    @zand wrote:Told you.  Now you've both gone and got me in trouble too.  I blame Mo.  I'm sure he must've started it.

    Oh I've had asparagus soup once, does that count?

    No, sorry. I've had plenty of cider but I wouldn't link that with eating apples :-)
    We need to try the real thing :-)


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    Post by zand on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:44

    @mo1905 wrote:
    @zand wrote:Told you.  Now you've both gone and got me in trouble too.  I blame Mo.  I'm sure he must've started it.

    Oh I've had asparagus soup once, does that count?

    No, sorry. I've had plenty of cider but I wouldn't link that with eating apples :-)
    We need to try the real thing :-)

    OK I will if you will. Smile


    ....where does one buy asparagus??? lol
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 21:47

    @zand wrote:
    @mo1905 wrote:
    @zand wrote:Told you.  Now you've both gone and got me in trouble too.  I blame Mo.  I'm sure he must've started it.

    Oh I've had asparagus soup once, does that count?

    No, sorry. I've had plenty of cider but I wouldn't link that with eating apples :-)
    We need to try the real thing :-)

    OK I will if you will.  Smile


    ....where does one buy asparagus??? lol

    Lol!! You don't get out of it that easy! It's not like you're trying to source a Dodo egg or something!! HoHo! mrgreen


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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 09 2015, 08:29

    Dear all

    This thread has now well and truly wandered off topic. It is much easier for people searching for information that is vital to them if we keep threads on topic. PMs have not succeeded in keeping the thread on topic and neither have edits and deletions. I have, therefore, locked the thread to enable those who wish to discuss particular issues to create threads accordingly or to join other threads that are discussing the topic that they wish to contribute to.

    Regards.

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    Post by zand on Sun Aug 09 2015, 08:39

    Good morning Eddie Smile

    lol Well I'm wandering off to find some asparagus asap. Smile

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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Indy51 on Sun Aug 09 2015, 08:44

    Damn, I hardly ever read recipe threads so I missed all the mischief until the lockdown.

    Asparagus - delicious stuff, even if it does tend to make your pee smell funny Laughing
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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 09 2015, 08:53

    Seriously asparagus in one of my favourite foods but very expensive. Try fresh asparagus soup made with double cream, absolutely sublime or maybe this recipe. One of our favourites and so easy to make.

    Salmon and asparagus crustless quiche


    Ingredients:
    6 eggs
    One tin of whole asparagus spears 244 grams
    100 grams of flaked pre-cooked salmon
    6 tablespoons of double cream
    Salt and pepper to taste.
    Serves 2-4


    Mix the eggs and cream in a bowl or pyrex jug
    Pour into a non stick baking dish 8" x 1.5"
    Place the asparagus spears and salmon
    Place into a pre heated oven at 190c and cook for twenty minutes.
    Serve with a mixed salad. Great lowcarb food and won't break the bank. Tastes great hot or cold.


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    Re: Asparagus and Red Onion Salad with Cos Lettuce

    Post by chris c on Sun Aug 09 2015, 10:47

    I boil it briefly and chomp it down. We had a local asparagus farm which used to import East Europeans for the picking season and store them in caravans. Then they used the caravans for holidaymakers. Then they discovered they could make more money renting the caravans to holidaymakers all year so the asparagus went away, which was sad. However there's another farm just up the road that's still in business. I find the less distance it travels the tastier it is. Then I switch to samphire, a coastal plant which resembles sea-flavoured asparagus. By which time in a normal year (unlike this one) the runner beans come on stream. They segue painlessly into purple sprouting broccoli which generally lasts until the asparagus starts again.

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