When these alien-like stalks start poking through the dirt, you know that spring has really arrived. Here are eight ways to use this delicious vegetable.
Grill. Asparagus become deliciously smoky and charred with just a quick visit to the grill. Marinate the spears in a mayonnaise-based dressing to create a beautiful blistered crust or serve them chef Mario Batali’s way—topped with a super-rich zabaglione.
Pickles. Make a quick dill brine, add the asparagus and refrigerate overnight. Boom—the world’s best Bloody Mary garnish.