Wednesday, April 6, 2016

What's for Dinner [Asparagus with Croutons and Chorizo]

Boy oh boy, do I have a recipe for y'all today!  This one is so delicious and full of flavor you simply won't believe the ingredient list, much less how simple it is.  This keeper is from Jacques Pepin's Fast Food My Way.  Everything he makes is utterly divine, but not usually quite so straightforward.  This is the perfect time of year for this dish, as asparagus is at it's best.

I must confess....we've had this twice in the last two weeks, but I've neglected to take a picture of the finished product each time.  Hubby's always in too much of a hurry to start eating...

Asparagus with Croutons and Chorizo
Source: Jacques Pepin


  • 1 lb large, thick, firm asparagus, tough ends removed and bottom half of stalks peeled with a vegetable peeler
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1 cup 3/4 inch pieces chorizo sausages (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups 3/4 inch bread cubes (croutons), preferably from a baguette or country loaf
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds with skins
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
  • Cut each asparagus stalk into 3 or 4 pieces.
  • At serving time, heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat until very hot.
  • Add the asparagus, chorizo, bread, and almonds and saute, covered, for 5-6 minutes, tossing or stirring the mixture a few times, so it browns and cooks all over.
  • Add the salt and pepper, toss again, and serve on four warmed plates.
My Notes:
  • We made it with the almonds the first time, but haven't included them since.
  • We have made this with andouille in place of the chorizo and it was fabulous!  
  • We don't always use that much oil.
  • We do always love it!
Happy Cooking!

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  1. This sounds really great! I will have to make it so I can see what the finished product looks like. My man always eats too fast for pics too, they are so hard to train ;)

  2. I think my hubby would love this! And, glad you mentioned you didn't add almonds as I was going to ask...I can't eat them.


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