Saturday, June 7, 2008

It's Hot!

We are still eating asparagus. It has been a wonderful growing season so far, but I do tend to get tired of it after awhile. Now that it's hot, we won't have much more of it. I've been running out of ideas as to how to cook it, and since it's so hot, I've been adding it fresh to salads. The garden lettuce is ready to thin out so I'll have baby greens too. Here's a recipe for a nice cold salad. It's what's for dinner, with a nice cold beer.

Cold Noodle Salad
For the dressing, mix together 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon freshly-chopped parsley.
Use salad greens, green onions, carrots, cucumber, red bell pepper, mushrooms, asparagus, or any combination of salad fixin's and top with cold, leftover spaghetti or small noodles. Cooked ramen-style noodles are good too. Top with the dressing and add a sprinkle of sesame or sunflower seeds if desired.


Rosebud Collection said...

Sounds wonderful..Did you ever try and freeze asparagus? My mother use to and it turned out great..Especially in the winter when you don't have it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! And it's so hot here I could use a cooling off. I'm going to try this.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Sounds good--you know what? I've never tried asparagus raw! I really hate it cooked, but then again I don't like broccoli or cauliflower or cabbage cooked either, but like all of them raw. Hmmm.....
Smiles, Karen

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I'll have to give this one a go... Thank you!