British Asparagus Recipes

Posted on 04/04/14

With asparagus now in season, it is important that we utilise this great British vegetable as it is only available for 8 weeks a year.

We have selected our top 10 favourite British asparagus recipes to share with our readers.

1. Grilled asparagus with olive oil, lemon & parmesan

This recipe is the perfect accompaniment to a meal or is great as a light lunch. We love cooking the asparagus on a BBQ to give a wonderful charred colour and taste.

2. Asparagus Risotto

Adding asparagus is a great way to jazz up a risotto.

3. Asparagus, mozzarella and prosciutto parcels

A fantastic canape- these parcels are certain to tantalize any taste buds.

4. Asparagus with hollondaise sauce

Hollondaise sauce is a classic accompaniment to asparagus- simple, delicious and is the makes the perfect lunch.  We also loved asparagus spears dipped into a soft boiled egg!

5. Creamy asparagus soup with a poached egg

A great way to use your asparagus which is coming to the end of the season or is a little past its best.  Serve with a perfectly runny poached egg and crunchy bread for a fresh, light meal.

6. Asparagus and goats cheese tart

If you are looking for a great crowd pleasing starter, this is the perfect vegetarian recipe. A tangy, crisp and creamy tart- this can be made as a whole or as smaller, individual tarts.

7. Shaved asparagus and bacon pizza

Who would have thought of putting asparagus on a pizza?! This unusual addition is sure to get people talking (in a good way) and is a great way of getting kids to try this wonderful vegetable!

8. Simply roasted asparagus

When most people think of cooking asparagus, their instinct is to add it to boiling water.  Roasting is an amazing way to intensify the flavour to bring out the best of this great British vegetable. We love this served alongside poached fish and a lemon cream sauce.

9. Asparagus tempura with chilli dipping sauce

Another great recipe to introduce asparagus to those who have ever tried it before. Smothered in a crisp, light batter, this is a fantastic ‘finger-food’ recipe for dinner parties and teamed with chilli sauce, what is not to love?!

10. Char-grilled salmon with asparagus and lime

Fish and asparagus are a match made in heaven and we can’t get enough of this recipe.  The addition of lime really freshens the dish up and brings it to life- definitely one to try!

 

We love these recipes and hope that you enjoy them too! If you have any favourite recipes using this fabulous British vegetable, please let us know on our Facebook page.  Or if you simply love cooking with great, seasonal and local produce, why not book onto one of our many day courses!