Posts Tagged Spring

A delightful Spring Appetizer

Spring officially arrives in two more days, so let’s celebrate. Try this delightful appetizer and you’ll really know that Spring has Sprung!

Crispy Asparagus Straws Recipe    
Serves: 8-10 persons as an appetizer
Prep Time: 25 minutes  
This is a fast appetizer with great flavor. You can prepare the Crispy California Asparagus Straws ahead of time and bake them just before serving. As an option, you can add a slice of prosciutto when you roll-up the asparagus in the phyllo dough. Phyllo dough can be purchased pre-made in the freezer section of most grocery stores.

Ingredients
36 asparagus spears
4 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
¼ cup butter, melted
4 oz. Parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheese for topping
salt and pepper to taste 
Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Trim ends of asparagus. Blanche asparagus in boiling salted water until barely tender to the bite, about 2.5 minutes. Rinse in iced water to stop the cooking.

Place one sheet of phyllo on a cutting board. Set aside the remaining sheets and cover with a damp towel. Brush the phyllo sheet with melted butter. Cut the sheet into 9 rectangles. Make 2 cuts down from the top and 2 cuts from the side. Sprinkle the cut sheet with 1 oz. of grated Parmesan cheese.

Place an asparagus spear on the bottom (narrow end) of each buttered rectangle with the tip sticking out from the dough by about 2 inches. Roll up the spear and seal with butter. Finish the remaining spears.

Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each stick lightly with butter, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper (optional).

Cover the tips with aluminum foil and bake until crispy and browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

Serve warm.

Makes 36 asparagus straws

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The Shad are Running!

All you fellow shad lovers, rejoice.  There is shad and roe aplenty right now at Russo’s!  And should you want to share with your shad-less friends elsewhere,  Russo’s will even overnight shad to them on ice! For more on Shad and some great recipes check out our cooking page.

 

 

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Second Saturday Wine Soiree

If you haven’t already paid a visit to our friends at EOS, this is the perfect excuse!  This Saturday from 4:30-6pm, EOS will host a special Spring Wine Soiree.  Sample 5 Spring wines for only $15!  This is a casual event that will be held under their covered patio rain or shine.  No reservations necessary.

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Dining In versus Dining Out

Dining out is lots of fun, but so is dining in with friends and a simple but elegant meal. Nothing says Savannah and the Low Country better than Shrimp and Grits, and when you add asparagus, you’re celebrating Spring as well. Try one of our favorite recipes at: http://www.savannahbest.com/cooking/cooking.htm.   

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