White House Recipes

May  2020

How to Cook Asparagus

  1. Steam in an inch of water

  2. Coat with olive oil and Roast @ 425ºF for 15 min.

  3. Stir fry in olive oil in a hot wok or skillet

  4. Coat larger spears in olive oil and grill

  5. Serve raw on a relish tray

  6. Mix into Casseroles


How to Freeze Asparagus

  1. Rinse asparagus and cut off woody ends

  2. Blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes

  3. Plunge into ice water until cool

  4. Pack into freezer bags

  5. Use within one year.


Asparagus Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

1 bunch thin asparagus, trimmed & cut into ½ in pieces

4 hardboiled eggs, chopped

1 avocado, chopped

¼ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup minced red onion

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

Salt & pepper

White/wheat sandwich bread

Cook asparagus in salted boiling water until crisp-tender, 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to ice water to cool; drain and pat dry. Mix with hard-boiled eggs, avocado, plain yogurt, mayonnaise, red onion and lemon juice and Dijon mustard; season with salt and pepper. Spread between bread slices; trim the crusts and cut into triangles or squares.

Creamy Chicken & Asparagus Pasta Dinner

1 (8oz) boneless skinless chicken breast - even thickness

Salt & pepper

Italian seasoning

6 oz fettuccine

1 cup chopped asparagus (1-inch pieces) trimmed


1/4 cup (2oz) butter

1 cup half and half

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup (2oz) shredded Parmesan cheese

Sprinkle both sides of your chicken with salt, pepper & Italian seasoning. Heat medium skillet over medium-high, greased. Place chicken in pan. Cook each side for 4 - 8 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate. Cook pasta according to package. In the last 3 - 5 minutes of cooking time, add asparagus to water. Drain & set aside. In medium saucepan over medium, melt butter. Add half and half, garlic powder, salt, pepper, & cayenne. Bring to simmer, cook 5 - 8 minutes, until slightly thickened. Do not allow fully boil. Stir in Parmesan until melted & pour over noodles & asparagus. Transfer to bowls, chop or slice chicken breast & serve over top of pasta.  Garnish with more Parmesan and enjoy!