Plated + Served: Asparagus with Golden Lemony Garlic Breadcrumbs


Springtime means our long wait is over. Asparagus are finally here.

Okay, it probably seems like they’re always in season because a lot of grocery stores carry them year-round (which is a little sad, because it diminishes how special they really are).

Between March and May, fresh, locally grown asparagus, bursting with their vivid grassy taste are everywhere. Green… white… purple… pick your favorite.

Buying perfect green asparagus is pretty simple, but the most important thing to look for is bright green stalks that are smooth, firm, straight and round. The tips should be compact. Click here for more buying tips.

Steaming asparagus is a great way to get this veggie on the table fast. The crunchy lemony-garlic breadcrumbs in this recipe make these asparagus even more special.

So, what are you waiting for? Get going… the asparagus are here!



I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: