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Lugene Hudson

March 23, 2012

Culinary Conversation: Can't decide on a recipe? Try them all!

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NEW CASTLE —

  • 1 bunch (12 to 14) asparagus spears
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Asiago or Parmesan cheese

 Preheat oven to 425. Trim off and discard tough ends from asparagus spears. Arrange asparagus in a shallow baking dish. Drizzle oil over asparagus; turn stalks to coat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over asparagus. Bake until asparagus is tender, about 12 to 18 minutes depending on thickness. Chop or leave spears whole. Sprinkle with cheese.

The Perfect Turkey Burger

Combine 1 1/4 lbs. ground turkey, 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese, 2 finely chopped scallions, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 tsps. Dijon mustard, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper in a bowl just until blended. Shape into four patties. Spray rack with nonstick spray and grill burgers until thermometer inserted in the center of each burger registers 165 degrees, 7 to 8 minutes on each side.

Substitute 1/2 cup shredded zucchini for the ricotta.

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