Tune into Indy Style~Wish TV on Wednesday, May 30th. I'll be showing some asparagus recipes that are in my new cookbook, Meals from the Mitten: Celebrating the Seasons in Michigan. If you aren't in Indianapolis tomorrow, then you can watch it on this link to their live stream.
I'll be making my Teriyaki Chicken with Asparagus in a Pineapple Bowl, along with some Cheesy Chicken Ranch Asparagus Rollups. I will be live at 9:37am, 10:03am, and again at 10:46am. Tune in! I will also post the videos to my blog later in the day tomorrow and on my social media sites.
Don't forget about the National Asparagus Festival coming up in Oceana County ~ June 8-10, 2018.
Teriyaki Chicken with Asparagus in a Pineapple Bowl
1 ripe pineapple, cut in half lengthwise
2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ cup teriyaki sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
8 fresh Michigan asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces
Carrot Ginger Dressing
2 cups shredded carrots
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoon soy sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
¼ cup olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups mixed salad greens
¼ cup cherry tomatoes
Scoop out the pineapple from each half. Discard the core, and cut the edible pineapple into chunks.
PREPARE THE TERIYAKI CHICKEN
Cook chicken thighs in a skillet over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes. Turn the heat to medium, then add teriyaki sauce, garlic, pineapple chunks, and asparagus. Cover and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
MAKE CARROT GINGER DRESSING
While the chicken is cooking, add carrots, vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, oil, salt and pepper to a food processor. Pulse to combine.
Add some of the dressing to the mixed salad greens and tomatoes, and lightly toss together.
To serve, equally, divide the salad mixture into each pineapple bowl. Top with the chicken mixture and serve.
Rinse and dry the outside of the pineapple before cutting.
Add cooked rice or quinoa to the chicken mixture before serving.
Cheesy Chicken Ranch Asparagus Rollups
Cheddar Cheese Crisps
8 ounces freshly shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons dry ranch seasoning
6 steamed asparagus spears, seasoned with oil and lemon-pepper
1/2 cup cubed & cooked chicken
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
MAKE CHEESE CRISPS
Place 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on the baking sheet, form into a round and gently pat down. Repeat this process for the remaining cheese, keeping space between each round. Bake for 4-5 minutes, then cool for at least 5 minutes before removing. Lift each round with a spatula.
PREPARE RANCH CREAM CHEESE
Mix together cream cheese and dry ranch seasoning, set aside until ready to assemble.
Spread 1 teaspoon of ranch cream cheese to a cheese crisp. Add some chicken, then an asparagus spear, and roll up. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining cheese crisps.
Add different cheeses & meats to this recipe:
Havarti Dill & Sopressata
Swiss & Turkey
Smoked Gouda & Rosemary Ham
Horseradish Cheddar & Pastrami