Cooking: From Farmers Market to Beer Battered Veggies Edition

18 May

I’m trying to be more adventurous with food. I don’t really like to cook that much and when I do I have a pretty standard food lineup I stick too, however I discovered a farmers market with great prices and actually fresh produce and thought I should pick up some veggies I wouldn’t normally think to unless a recipe specifically called for it. Vegetables before recipes this time.

I picked up a pound of asparagus for .99 and googled for recipes other than roasted and steamed asparagus and came up with: Beer Battered Asparagus with a Lemon Herbed Dipping Service. I had also picked up some sweet potatoes and thought I would give those the beer treatment too. It went something like this:


I finished making the vegetables and moved onto the Lemon Herbed Dipping piece:

And served them with Pan Seared Pork Chops (which is a thing I make fairly often):

I would say the beer battered veggies turned out fairly average and I liked the dipping service more; bonus it’s easy to make. I suck at cutting recipes so I had enough leftover to serve with the buffalo chicken pizza I tired out the next evening:

In conclusion, it’s summertime and that means fresh produce reasonably priced and with that in mind I anticipate trying more vegetable/ fruit based experiments. Like the Minted Watermelon Salad I made for brunch a few weekends ago. I also anticipate trying to get people into the dungeon to help me get rid of the to much food I always end up making, friends you’ve been warned. Cooking.

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