Hi all! It's been a few weeks! Sorry about the lapse in Iron Lydia posts, but game/cook night hasn't happened for a few weeks due to life stuff! I'm back now!
So yesterday I finally completed my battle with Asparagus! Here's the goods:
Bacon wrapped asparagus with *quick* "hollandaise" sauce
Take about 5-6 pieces of asparagus, with the bottoms chopped off. You want them about 4 inches long and pretty skinny. Take the 5 or so branches (?are they asparagus branches?) and paint with EVOO and place on a generous piece of tin foil.
Once you've done for as many servings as you like, wrap into a tin foil pouch and place on the grill on a med/low heat and cover.
Now for the sauce!
You will need these things:
Combine them in a bowl. You will want more mayo then mustard, a small shake of garlic and a small bit of lemon juice, mix, and done!
In about 15 minutes take your bacon wrapped asparagus off the grill and serve with the sauce. Easy!
The for main course I made:
I dont even know what to call it!! (Any loyal follower care to name this dish?)
You will need the following:
1 Small eggplant
1.5 bundles asparagus
Cottage cheese (weird, I know!)
Spices you like, I used garlic and cumin with some salt and pepper.
In a large pan, I used one of these Rachel Ray grill pans, they are awesome! Any old big pan would work though.
Cut the tips off of your asparagus and cut your eggplant into small chunks. Combine in pan and heat with enough EVOO to coat veggies with some to spare!
Season the veggies in the pan and stir often. Throw in some sesame seeds. keep on med/highish heat. Again I used cumin and garlic! It went really well, but again - whatever you like!
Meanwhile, while your veggies cook boil water and begin to cook your noodles.
Once your noodles are soft, stain the water and return to pot. I put a tiny bit of butter on to keep them from sticking. Mix in about 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. I know this is weird and a lot of people hate it, but trust me, you wont even know it's there. It makes the while dish have a cream sauce effect without being very heavy.
After mixing, combine noodles and veggies in pan. Mix well! Serve! Enjoy!
The boys did not have any battle this week, they were worn out from last weeks Fallschirmjaeger vs US Rifles in the bocage