It’s asparagus season in the UK from 23rd April – 21st June, and it’s the perfect excuse to make the most of this highly prized veg before it’s gone.
Asparagus is the perfect accompaniment to white fish such as plaice, lemon sole, and haddock, so why not make the most of the short asparagus season and cook a dish that’s sure to impress.
- Raw asparagus stalks
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try raw asparagus stalks? Fine shavings of asparagus make for an interesting alternative to your average side dishes. So, why not be the envy of all your friends and present them with something totally unique? Along with white fish, asparagus is perfectly complemented by parmesan, vinaigrette, lemon juice, and garlic, which makes this Shaved Asparagus with Parmesan Vinaigrette recipe from Bon Appétit a guaranteed showstopper. Simply add a fillet of grilled haddock, garnish with a wedge of lemon, and serve with a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio.
Check out the recipe on the Bon Appétit website here.
- Asparagus Spears with Beurre Blanc Sauce
Or, if you’re after something even more simple, our Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc sauce goes perfectly with grilled asparagus. Simply sprinkle the asparagus with salt and pepper, and pop under the grill for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Grilled asparagus, smoked salmon with poached eggs
They do say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this indulgent recipe from Red will hit the spot. A versatile ingredient, asparagus is perfect for livening up breakfasts.
- Asparagus with garlic butter and parmesan
We’ve gone back to basics for this simple but tasty side dish. Ready in just 15 minutes it’s the perfect accompaniment to our very own Sea Bream with Sunblush tomato.
Not only does it go perfectly with fish, asparagus is also crammed with nutrients – it can even help protect against certain kinds of cancer, and it even has anti-ageing properties – now that’s what we call a super food!