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Started by Crayola on Apr 29, 2020 1:33:14 PM
Asparagus season!

The UK asparagus season is a thing of rare beauty. So I thought I would give it its own thread.

It officially started last week, but I've had asparagus almost once a day so far for about the last week and a half.

Tell me nice things you are doing with yours. Keep it clean.

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browserbutton - 01 May 2020 07:25:04 (#1 of 95)

We had it boiled and served with melted butter and black pepper.

Winner - 01 May 2020 07:27:54 (#2 of 95)

We usually have it just warmed in a frying pan with no oil. My wife won't allow imported asparagus in the house so these few weeks are the only time we eat it all year.

Catspyjamas17 - 01 May 2020 07:35:36 (#3 of 95)

I've had nearly all of it with boiled eggs so far.

dreams99 - 01 May 2020 07:39:44 (#4 of 95)

Been eating it for a few weeks now. I steam it and have it with poached eggs, bacon, toast and hollandaise.

guigal - 01 May 2020 08:00:25 (#5 of 95)

My wife won't allow imported asparagus in the house

Is there something we should know about foreign asparagus? Mostly from Peru, I believe.

AlanII - 01 May 2020 08:06:34 (#6 of 95)

The fresher the better. Local asparagus is almost always better.

Moschops - 01 May 2020 08:07:57 (#7 of 95)

Haven't seen any this year as far as I can remember. I'm encouraging my next door neighbour to grow it so hopefully I'll get some from him in a couple of years

Verdigris - 01 May 2020 08:14:26 (#8 of 95)

I doubt my LSFLP has asparagus, even in tins, so by the next time I make the trek to Maurice Fils the season will probably be over.

I have got some asparagus cup-soups, however, so I can at least enjoy the "pleasure" of asparagus wee.

Moschops - 01 May 2020 08:16:39 (#9 of 95)

I wonder if that gentlemen's club has even bothered putting the 'no pissing in the umbrella stand' sign up this year

dreams99 - 01 May 2020 08:18:27 (#10 of 95)

I was concerned about reports that 90% of the asparagus crop wasn't going to be picked, so our month of having juicy fat British asparagus would be missed, but the supermarket had it from mid April, so we've done ok with it.

guigal - 01 May 2020 08:19:20 (#11 of 95)

White or green?

Crayola - 01 May 2020 08:19:38 (#12 of 95)

It’s been on local shops for the last 3 weeks or so here, mos. Apart from Waitrose where it’s always sold out. Bit the Waitrose people clearly won’t go to the coop next door

kvelertak - 01 May 2020 08:19:54 (#13 of 95)

'Maurice Fils'. Veh good.

Crayola - 01 May 2020 08:21:08 (#14 of 95)

I am also an asparagus xenophobe like your wife, winner

guigal - 01 May 2020 08:29:03 (#15 of 95)

We get it ready to eat from the shop. All laid out tastefully with green and white side by side. It doesn't need any accompaniment. Just have it cold as a salad vegetable.

arbitrary - 01 May 2020 08:31:48 (#16 of 95)

Asparagus next left.

https://youtu.be/gIdDzVGd7o0

browserbutton - 01 May 2020 08:34:12 (#17 of 95)

German folk-song: "I love to gargle with Spargel."

Tune: 'I love to go swimmin' with wimmin'

hailesaladdie - 01 May 2020 08:44:28 (#18 of 95)

I also prefer it dry-fried (or griddled), though that works best with the thinner stalks (or vertically slice the thicker ones, which is a bit of a faff). Maybe a little bit of butter and some pepper or chilli flakes on top too.

We have an Asparagus Turn Left at the end of the road!

guigal - 01 May 2020 08:51:20 (#19 of 95)

White asparagus is best in dishes but the green is better on its own.

PaperRustler - 01 May 2020 08:55:35 (#20 of 95)

This is delicious and piss-easy:

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/asparagus-linguine/

I've done it with added prawns, and with cubes of smoked ham - both excellent.

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