St Patrick’s day is coming up and I wanted to make something green, something with booze and something different that I haven’t tried before. My solution, beer battered asparagus! With a cilantro dip. Perfect!
Few festivities that I enjoy in the US include St. Patrick’s day, Halloween & Black Friday. A True Indian, ain’t I? 😀 Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter is good but everyone celebrates these with their families. Cozy dinners at home. While that is quite nice, I miss the colors, crowd and festive celebratory environments of Indian festivals. I love watching people with their families, mothers, fathers, kids, their tantrums and their love. Blissfully oblivious to those around them, they go about their own activities trying to buy stuff, watch something and have a good time amongst themselves in spite of being a part of a huge crowd on the streets.
Beer battered asparagus (Inspired from Betty Crocker) is what I decided to make to keep in line with the celebrations around me.
About this recipe, I literally had to snatch the beer away from Nachi. I quote “How on Earth could you waste beer for asparagus?! For greens?!” And when I managed to snatch it away (girls have their way, always :P), he called me a tyrant! Seriously Nachiket? A tyrant for a beer? But… there has to be a “but”, otherwise, I wouldn’t be sharing this recipe, right? He finished more than had of them by himself! A testimony to this amazing snack and the seriously refreshing dip!
The cilantro dip with just a hint of garlic complements the humble asparagus. If you are making it for your kids, substitute the beer with water and you’ve got yourself a fool-proof way to make anybody eat the super healthy asparagus! Here is the recipe for the cilantro dip and
Beer Battered Asparagus