ITB May: A Whole Load of Asparagus Recipes!
This article is a collection of Asparagus recipes submitted by bloggers from around the world for our monthly seasonal food blogging event “In The Bag”, ran by myself and Julia from A Slice of Cherry Pie. And what a collection it is!
Asparagus is one of the world’s great superfoods, high in fibre, vitamin c, folic acid, and stuff that makes your wee smell. It has a short season of just 2 months from April to June so don’t miss out!
You can read more about Asparagus at the great British Asparagus website, or read on for our recipe roundup.
Asparagus Recipes: The Roundup
First up is our co-host (and host for June) Julia from A Slice of Cherry Pie with her asparagus salad featuring a hollandaise sauce with spinach and watercress.
Next up is my own classic styled asparagus with eggs and parmesan. This is a dish which has been around for ages in many different variations, and is basically super fresh asparagus with an egg and parmesan on top. I make no apologies!
Charlotte and Alexandra from the Great Big Veg Challenge are next with their impressive asparagus twists. Not everyone is as unoriginal as me!
Devra Vikram is up next with a delicious looking Asparagus soup.� Vegetable soups are so easy and there’s really no excuse to buy from tin – what you can make at home is much better.
Amy and Jonny from We Are Never Full have cooked up a great and long named dish for us – whole wheat pasta with leeks, asparagus, mushrooms, Gruyère and a fried egg. Well worth a try.
Antonia from Food, Glorious Food! has made an original Springtime Frittata. Note how he specifies the use of free range eggs; you should too.
An Asparagus and bacon quiche is the order of the day from Paula at Half Baked. Quiche has gone out of fashion lately but please ignore this food snobbery – a good quiche is still great food!
The next entry substitues asparagus with the interesting sounding fireweed shoots in an omelette. This is a great entry from a great blog I’d never seen before – Mediterranian Cooking In Alaska.
Another frittata recipe now courtesy of Lisa at the aptly named Lisa’s Kitchen, this time mixing together Asparagus with Mint. It sounds delicious!
Rose from You Say Tomato… has submitted an Asparagus Tart. This looks delicious. I’m going to be full up of asparagus soon…
Here’s a great recipe: an asparagus soufflé from Kevin at Closet Cooking. A fantastic use of this great vegetable, this is one I’ll try myself.
You’ve got to check out this next one, if not purely for the name. I quote – “shoot this is the hardest part! ..err.. ummm… wild asparagus with ..no! no! i’ll call it ‘salvaje sobre esperrago’“. That’s just got you have you intrigued, hasn’t it?
Here’s another asparagus soufflé (also known as “Green Eggs”) this time with the most original presentation I’ve seen, served inside the shell. This one courtesy of Feeding Maybelle.
Last but most definitely by no means least, we have a risotto with sautéed asparagus and a poached egg (hey, I love risotto!) from Ian at The Pie Times.
So there’s another month’s bunch of seasonal food recipes rounded up. Asparagus will be finishing its season very shortly so why not try some of these out for yourself?
Make sure to check out June’s edition of “In The Bag” where you can submit your own recipe using seasonal produce. Details will be released over at A Slice of Cherry Pie shortly!