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Asparagus, Mushroom and Onion Tart

Yield: 8 servings 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 2-inch wedges 1 medium red onion, cut into 2-inch wedges 1½ cups mushrooms (any kind), chopped 2 cups asparagus cut into 1-inch thick pieces Salt and pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced 3 tablespoons balsamic … Read moreAsparagus, Mushroom and Onion Tart

SIRLOIN STEAK IN BEER AND MOLASSES MARINADE

Serving: 6–8

2 (16-ounce) beef sirloin steaks

¼ cup orange juice

¼ cup dark beer

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons molasses

1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon garlic scapes, finely chopped, optional

Use a fork to poke holes all over the surface of the steaks, and place in a large glass baking dish. In a nonmetal bowl, mix together juice, beer, soy sauce, molasses, ginger and garlic. Pour sauce over steaks, and let sit at least 30 minutes.

Lightly oil grill grates and preheat grill to high heat. Remove steaks from marinade and add to grill. Pour marinade into a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for several minutes. Grill steaks for 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. During the last few minutes of grilling, baste steaks with boiled marinade.

From Julie Kolpin

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ASPARAGUS FRITTATA

Serving: 4

1 pound asparagus (about 1 bunch), washed, trimmed, and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces.

1 tablespoon water

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

6 large pastured (fresh) eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Preheat oven broiler.

Cook asparagus by placing in a 2-quart microwavable dish with water; cover and cook on high for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large oven-proof frying pan over medium high heat. Add onions, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus; reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 2 minutes. Crack eggs in bowl and whisk until combined. Pour into pan with asparagus mixture and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 more minutes.  Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put in oven to broil until cheese is melted and browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven with oven mitts and slide frittata onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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