Monday, April 30, 2012

In Season - Asparagus

It's that time of year when the Asparagus comes out in force.  Lovely bundles of greenery that can be found at every Farmer's Market, greengrocers and if really desperate at your local supermarket.  I have a total love-affair with Asparagus - from the sturdy type with thick stalks to the superfine spindly green fronds with delicately tinged purple tip. 
On display at Borough Market
For a good six weeks this delicate vegetable features heavily at our table, making an appearance as a leading ingredient, or supporting star, it doesn't matter.  However, my favourite way to eat Asparagus is still the most simple, lightly steamed or roasted with lemon oil, served with butter and flakes of parmesan.

I've put together some of my favourite recipes using Asparagus, give them a whirl and let me know which one is your favourite!
1. Creamy Asparagus and Goat's Cheese Risotto
2. Asparagus, Gruyere and Leek Quiche
3. Pork Stirfry with Asparagus and Sugarsnaps
4. Asparagus with bacon and a poached egg (this makes a fab breakfast)

What's your favourite Asparagus recipe?


  1. Char - grilled with a lightly poached egg and hollandaise sauce - yes its too much but ...

  2. you're right - hollandaise - mmmmn!