Schlagwort-Archive: asparagus

Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot-Vinaigrette

This week’s theme at I♥CC: Surf and/or Turf! Surf and Turf is seafood and steak served together as a meal at a restaurant. But there is more than one definition for turf, it could be also green grass. My choice for this week

Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot-Vinaigrette

Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot-Vinaigrette

I liked it plain, just asparagus and shrimps in their vinaigrette. Delicious.

I used organic shrimps, cultured in the Baltic Sea, bought in my favourite supermarket.


Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot-Vinaigrette

Yield: 2 servings

Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot-Vinaigrette Collage

This recipe is not only made with just five ingredients, it also cooks from start to finish in just 15 minutes. It can be served, if you like, with your favorite rice—long-grain or basmati.


  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • alt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 grams medium-thin asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 200 grams shrimp, peeled, tails left on, and deveined
  • ⅓ cup shaved Pecorino Romano cheese, optional


978-0345542526 *

modified by Ulrike Westphal from:
What’s for Dinner?: Delicious Recipes
for a Busy Life
978-0345542526 *
ISBN: 978-0345542526
also found on The Saturday Evening Post


  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for medium-high cooking over direct heat.
  2. Grate zest from lemon into small bowl.Squeeze 2 tablespoons of juice from lemon and add to bowl.Add shallots and whisk together.
  3. Spread asparagus and shrimp on large rimmed baking sheet. Coat with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer shrimp and asparagus to grill and cook, turning asparagus and shrimp occasionally, for about 4 minutes, or until shrimp are almost opaque throughout when pierced with tip of sharp knife and asparagus are crisp-tender. Remove from grill.
  5. In large bowl, toss asparagus with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide asparagus among four dinner plates and top with shrimp. Drizzle more vinaigrette over shrimp. Sprinkle Pecorino Romano cheese over shrimp, if desired, and serve hot.

total time: 15 minutes
preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking/baking time: 5 minutes

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Photo Credit: I ♥ Cooking Clubs
For all other great Surf and/or Turf! recipes visit the I heart cooking clubs site 

Easy Asparagus Omelet

This week I♥CC is looking for a Curtis Stone dish featuring or including local and/or seasonal ingredients that are grown/produced in our area. At least it is asparagus season in Northern Germany. The

Easy Asparagus Omelet

©easy asparagus omelet

is local, seasonal and delicious. Nammi from Chillies and Lime chose this recipe for April Potluck and Margaret from Tea and Scones welcomed Curtis Stone with it. It’s a must to prepare it again.

Although Germans are fond of white asparagus I prefer green, because it’s more tasteful than those modern white asparagus varieties.

Easy Asparagus Omelet

Yield: 2 servings

Easy Asparagus Omelet Collage

This is a delicious omelet, which is quick and easy to make. Sauteed asparagus cooked in an omelette


  • 15 thin asparagus spears, tough ends trimmed, Ulrike: 400 gram
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 eggs, size M
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 30 grams Fontina or Gouda cheese, shaved into thin slices Ulrike: I used grated Parmesan


978-0345542526 *

modified by Ulrike Westphal from:
What’s for Dinner?: Delicious Recipes
for a Busy Life
978-0345542526 *
ISBN: 978-0345542526
also found on the Curtis Stone Website


  1. Cut the asparagus tips into 7.5 cm lengths then cut the remaining asparagus stalks on a slight diagonal into 1/2 cm-thick slices. In a small bowl, toss the asparagus tips with the oil to coat. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, and pepper to blend well.
  2. In a 22 cm-diameter nonstick ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter, swirling the pan to coat it with the butter. Add the asparagus slices and sauté 1 minute. Add the eggs and gently stir with a silicone spatula to lift the cooked egg off the bottom of the skillet and stir it into the uncooked portion (be careful not to over stir the omelet). As the omelet begins to set, have one last gentle stir then lay the cheese slices and asparagus tips over the omelet.
  3. Place the pan under the grill and cook for about 1 minute, or until the omelet is set on top and the cheese melts. Using a silicone spatula, loosen the omelet from the pan and slide it onto a platter. Cut the omelet into wedges and serve.
  4. To make it easier to shave the cheese, place it in the freezer for 30 minutes before slicing it.

total time: 30 minutes
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 10 minutes

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Photo Credit: I ♥ Cooking Clubs
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Rezepte mit Spargel

Erprobte Rezepte mit Spargel bei Küchenlatein

Erprobte Rezepte mit Spargel bei Küchenlatein in englischer Sprache

Asparagus & cheese tart

For the German Blog-Event: meatless I chose this really delicious

Asparagus & cheese tart

Spargel-Tarte 012

Germans normally prefer white asparagus, but I love the green. Kevin is collecting Asparagus aspirations and for me it was inspiration: different from white asparagus with sauce hollandaise.

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Title: Asparagus & cheese tart Button German
Categories: Pie
Yield: 8 Slices

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140 grams Plain flour, 5 oz
85 grams Butter, 3 oz, cubed
85 grams Cheddar, 3 oz (such as Montgomery),finely grated

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5 Eggs
175 ml Milk, 6 fl oz
100 grams Cheddar(such as Montgomery),grated, 4 oz
300 grams Asparagus, trimmed and cut in
Half lengthways, 10 oz

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Good Food Magazine, May 2006, p.60
— Edited *RK* 04/22/2006 by
— Ulrike Westphal

1. Put the flour in a bowl, add the butter to the flour and rub in
with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the grated
cheddar into the pastry and mix. Add 3 tbsp cold water and mix until
the pastry forms a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 5 mins.
Butter a 20 x 6 cm deep loose-bottom tart tin.

2. Heat oven to 180 °C/fan 160 °C/gas 4. Lightly dust the work
surface with flour, roll out the pastry and line the tin. Chill in
the freezer for 20 mins, then line the pastry case with baking paper,
fill with beans and cook for 15 mins. Remove the beans and paper,
then return the pastry case to the oven for 10 mins.

3. Crack the eggs into a jug, whisk, then add the milk and whisk
again. Sprinkle half the grated cheese over the pastry case, then
add the asparagus, egg mix and remaining cheese.

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Bake in the lower half of the oven for 30-35 mins or until the egg mix is set.

:PER SERVING 329 kcalories, protein 14g, carbohydrate 16g, fat 24g,
saturated fat 12g. fibre 19, sugar 2g, salt 19

:PREP 30-40 mins
:COOK 55-60 mins


Kevin Weeks from Knoxville, Tennessee, was a personal chef, cooking instructor and food writer. To say he was a busy man is an understatement.