Lemony Asparagus and Potatoes

25 Mar

Leomony Asparagus and Potatoes
It’s been a while since I worked on my blog…among other things, I’ve been tackling making new recipes from old meat containing recipes. I was dreaming for some potatoes that my mom used to cook in her one pot chicken dinner…my revised ‘recipe’ is with asparagus and it is asparagus I picked from a wild patch not far from my house.

Since most of the time I only cook for one, this recipe makes about 2 portions.

Lemony Asparagus and Potatoes

1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, crushed/chopped
1/8 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp dried thyme
a pinch dried ground sage
ground black pepper to taste
1 tsp soy sauce
juice of one very large lemon
2 or 3 potatoes cut into chunks (enough for 2 people)
¼ cup chopped onion.
Fresh Asparagus cut so they just fit laying across the top of the potatoes in the pot.
¼ cup vegetable broth or water

Place oil, garlic, onion, soy sauce, lemon juice and all spices in a small pot (with a tight fitting cover) and mix well. Add potatoes stir until all potatoes are coated before placing on the stove burner. Turn on heat and and add the vegetable broth a couple minutes later. Cook on a medium low heat with cover on tightly. Depending on the size chunks of potatoes – check the potatoes after 15-20 minutes and if they are almost done. When they need about 5 minutes or so, make sure there is a small bit of liquid in the bottom of the pot, if not pour a couple of tablespoons of vegetable broth or water before placing the cut asparagus across the top of the potatoes. In about 5 minutes the asparagus will be steamed to perfection.


COMING UP SOON: Spicy Tahini Sauce or dip


3 Responses to “Lemony Asparagus and Potatoes”

  1. morgansilk March 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I have been eating WDG’s food for more than 40 years, off and on when I am lucky to be near her, and she is the best cook in the genre Ever. This recipe is a definite YES!


    • westdeltagirl March 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

      Thanks so much Morgan…I’ve learned a lot about food and cooking by eating! Lately I also consider the heatlh effects of good eating and the processes, especially the clean-up afterward part…no extra time for tons of dish-washing.

      By the way you can use any vegetable if you don’t have fresh asparagus – just be mindful of cooking/steaming times.


  2. westdelta May 3, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Just saw this page – great reasons to eat asparagus:



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