Hi, my name is Jessica, and I’m a Pinterest-aholic. That’s right kids, it finally has happened. My pinning is under control, but I can barely wait a day or two to try the newest recipes I find! To keep myself organized, I’ve created a “Recipes to Try” folder, so then I can keep track of what I’ve made and liked, and what I have made and disliked. For example, the “guaranteed” crispy sweet potato fries, they were not crispy. In fact, they were quite soggy and chalky. They came off my list. The pineapple smoothie, thats a keeper!
Picture from Taking time for Mommy
Yesterday I saw a recipe for a roasted asparagus sandwich on a baguette. Now, I’m an asparagus newbie. Until about a year ago, I would never have even tried the stuff. In California I was introduced to some amazing ways to prepare it and fell in love! Its one of my favorite veggies to make. When I saw this sandwich, I was pretty psyched!
This morning I stopped at the grocery store and picked up some thin asparagus and a fresh baguette. The sandwich also includes pickled red onions, a hardboiled egg, dijon mustard, and dill. I also added some pecorino romano cheese and some Muldon’s flakey sea salt. My first step was to make the hard boiled egg. Once I had taken the egg off heat, I began making my asparagus. To prepare the asparagus (about 5 pieces), I snapped off the woody ends, tossed them lightly in some olive oil and garlic and then put them on my grill pan. You’ll want to keep them on a medium to medium-high heat and move them every now and then to make sure you get some good grill marks. I cooked them for about 6 minutes.
When the egg was done, my asparagus grilled and my onions pickled, I began to build my sandwich. It was AMAZING. Pretty sure this is my new favorite thing to eat. If you were sitting next to me while I was eating this sandwich you would have thought I was eating the most decadent dessert I’d ever tasted. This never happens with me and veggies. Looks like my Pinterest addiction worked out in my favor this round. Try something new and put this sandwich in your belly. Seriously.
**Update: Made this sandwich again for dinner, and this time when I pickled the red onions, I also added shredded carrots. It added a little something extra to the taste of the whole sandwich. The hubs loved it and thinks next time we should try it as a pizza! I like where he’s going with this.