Recipe of the Week

Main Ingredient - Asparagus
Created by Elizabeth Karmel

I love the fresh sophisticated flavors of this salad but my favorite part is the eews and aahhs that I get when I serve it with a big beautiful curl of authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano. The trick is easy. Buy an uncut chunk of fresh Parmigiano and using a sharp vegetable peeler, “peel” a thin piece of the cheese from the chunk in one motion and Viola! You’ve got a fancy restaurant Parmesan Curl!

Created by Elizabeth Karmel

Grilling asparagus miraculously transforms it from the kind of vegetable you hated as a kid to a sweet, meaty, lip-smackin’ treat that you can’t get enough of as an adult. This is the least amount of work you will ever have to do to be considered the Queen of the Grill. Contrary to popular belief, look for the fatter stalks when buying asparagus, they are much better suited to grilling and actually have better flavor.

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Created by Elizabeth Karmel

This is my all-time favorite salad. The warm asparagus wilts the peppery arugula and melds all the flavors. Be sure to use Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Because the salad is so simple, all the ingredients need to be the best they can be.

Created by Elizabeth Karmel

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Truffle Vinaigrette The flavors of fresh lemon juice and white truffle oil are the perfect compliment to grilled asparagus. I didn't think grilled asparagus could get any better until I created this "truffle lemonade" to dress up my favorite grilled veggie for a friend's birthday party. Try it, and use any leftover dressing on fresh salads and/or grilled fish. The little bit of cream in the recipe keeps the vinaigrette from separating and rounds out the sharp flavors of the lemon juice and the truffle oil.

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