Last week, we had to stray a bit from the ::Dinner Plans:: because the dinner plans with Mootzie & Pa fell through. I had to whip something up pretty quickly!
And what I came up with was a HUGE success. The hubs, the guy that does not like asparagus, gobbled it up and went for seconds. I would have to say that is the best dinner time compliment there is. That, and saying, "This is better than my mom's."
Mom always is the best cook, right?
(wrong...it totally depends on the mom!)
Venison & Asparagus
What you need:
1 lb ground venison (or ground whatever meat you want)
1 lb fresh asparagus
1 or 2 cloves minced garlic
minced onion flakes
4 tablespoons butter
What you do:
First, wash the asparagus and cut off the ends. Hold up. I have to back up already. First, start the grill (or ask the hubs to, because he likes to grill so much). Put your pound of meat into a glass bowl and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Not too much, or it will burn, burn, burn on the grill. Sprinkle in some dried onion flakes (maybe 2 teaspoons) and basil (2 teaspoons). Knead it all together and form your burger patties (we make 4 burgers from 1 lb of meat).
Now, wash and cut off the ends of the asparagus. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the asparagus. As it is cooking over medium heat, add sea salt (1 teaspoon) and oregano (2 teaspoons). Stir the asparagus around occasionally. It's done when it is tender-crisp. Okay, really. It's done when you want it to be. Taste it and see if it is cooked to your liking. When the asparagus is done, put it on a plate in a warm oven. Leave the butter/garlic residue in the pan for the eggs.
Grill the burgers. We grill our burgers for about 7 minutes. A few minutes after starting the burgers, crack the eggs into the warm pan (keep the heat around medium). When the eggs are ready, flip them.
Place a bed of asparagus on each plate. Place the venison burger on top of the lettuce, and finally, add the egg. Okay. I got creative and added a few asparagus tops to the egg.
Have you ever watched Chopped? I was playing Chopped while "plating" so I had to add the asparagus.