It’s not uncommon for people to grow tired of having the same old thing for dinner. Furthermore, it’s not usually economical to eat out for dinner every night. Therefore, it’s important to try out new recipes — ones that not only taste good but that are healthy. Furthermore, you want some options that are quick and easy. This summer, you’ll be able to find some in-season recipes specific to New York. Make them and let the whole family enjoy.
Quick and Easy Asparagus
When it comes to healthy foods, you won’t do much better than asparagus. Packed with vitamins, it also goes well with a host of other foods. Another plus is that it’s so simple to prepare. This meal has the following ingredients:
- 1 bunch of medium asparagus (1 pound)
- 2 tb of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tb of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Kosher salt and ground black pepper
Next, you want to heat the blanching water. Do this by filling a medium saucepan halfway with lightly salted water. Bring it to a boil. Next, prepare the asparagus by rinsing it and breaking off the white bottoms. Moreover, you’ll want to cut the spears into 1- to 2-inch sections. You’ll then blanch the asparagus by adding it to the boiling water. Lower the heat and simmer it for two minutes. Then, drain the hot water. Lastly, toss the asparagus with Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and lemon zest. It’s best to do this while it’s still hot. Put on the desired amount of salt and pepper and enjoy!
Cherry Pie Crumb Bars
After you make the asparagus, go a different direction and enjoy something sweet. These cherry pie crumb bars have the following ingredients:
- ½ cup of unsalted melted butter
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 ½ cups of flour
- ½ tsp of baking soda
- ½ tsp of baking powder
- ¼ tsp of salt
- 2 cups of fresh cherries
- 1 tb of cornstarch
- 1 tb of lemon juice
- 1 tsp of sugar
The bars bake at 375 degrees for 23 to 25 minutes. Furthermore, make sure you cool them completely before you serve them.
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Lastly, this dish may be a new one for you. However, once you taste it, you’ll wonder what took you so long to try it. All you need for a good grilled eggplant are two medium eggplants, sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds. In addition, add some sea salt to taste and some extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling. Bear in mind that the best eggplants are firm and glossy.
This summer, these in-season recipes will go great with a meal. Make them all for a family party or any gathering for everyone to enjoy.
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