Asparagus Season

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue April. 07, 2019 1010 views

The last two weekends we almost buried ourselves in green asparagus. I'm not such a big fan of the white asparagus, which is most o f the time looks like a limp penis covered in white hollandaise sauce. Somehow not such a tasty looking dish.

I roasted asparagus in a pan with rosemary, garlic, black pepper, salt and nutmeg in butter and olive oil. It tasted even better, because I used the pan after I roasted the beef burgers in it.

I also wrapped asparagus in very thin (max. 0.5 cm) sliced stripes of puff pastry. Before I put the asparagus in the oven I brushed some egg on the puff pastry and sprinkled herbs and salt on top. After maybe 20 minutes in the oven, they can be served as finger food.

My favorite: asparagus risotto cooked in white wine and a good part of butter, parmesan and oregano/thyme.

Today I had enough time to play with my food (except for the strawberries) like a member of the Addams family, before I roasted the asparagus in butter with some garlic and cooked it with white wine and sour cream.

Yes, life can be incredible tasty!

Btw. the jug (1 l) is larger as it seems. I put an towel inside otherwise the jug would have "swallowed" the asparagus. The jug is a so called Gmundner ceramic, which I don’t like very much. It’s typical ceramic made in Gmunden, Upper Austria. When I was a maybe six year old child everybody was crazy about about this very uninspired but sooo traditional farmhouse style. It didn't change since. I saw it back then for the first time. I thought it looks like I would have decorated it. On the other hand, taste can't and shouldn't be discussed. And yessss, we have one too ... It was a gift and it was expensive, so I store it in a dark corner of a nightstand, where all the other vases collecting dust too. Today I was for the first time glad to have something to arrange the "tasty green flowers" in it. When I photographed the jug, Felix tried to help like Skizzy helped Andi.

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Bethany Plonski 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Mouthwatering photos! I think a lot of photobloggers will be making asparagus for dinner in the near future!smile Beautiful portrait of Felix too.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 months, 1 week ago

In the meantime we "buried ourselves" in asparagus and no  I don't regret a single gram on my hips! 🙃

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Antonio Gil 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Your food description made me a very hungry person right nowsmileLove the pictures

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months, 1 week ago

Oh, sorry, nect time I will invite you in time!

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Jay Boggess 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Asparagus is my all-time favorite green veggie! I love to marinate the spears in primo organic Portuguese olive oil, Tamari & Meyer lemon juice for a couple of hours, after which I pop them on a rack in the toaster oven @ 350 for 8 minutes. While they are still hot, grate some Parmigiano-Regiano on top & then serve.....sublime....You can skip the toaster oven if you want them just marinated with the cheese. Just marinate them a little longer ....I like them raw like this, if they are super fresh, young & tender.....You can tell if they were super fresh & packed with nutrients, if you can smell strong asparagus the next time you pee, after eating a big serving. I have never had an amount in front of me that I did not completely consume at a single sitting, when prepared like this.....Yum!
I think I'll head out to the local veggie mart to see if they have some fresh asparagus.....drool.....
#7 what a handsome gentleman! Love his inscrutable expression.....

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 6 months, 1 week ago

Thanks. 
Done! 
D E L I C I O U S ...

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months ago

smile+1 Slurp!!!!

6 months ago Edited
David Swatton 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I think I'll skip the hollandaise smothered limp penis and go on to the asparagus in pastry - that sounds great.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 6 months, 2 weeks ago

joy I skip it since I was a little child ... I began to enjoy asparagus, when I ate fresh green asparagus for the first time. Lucky me, my friend lived for a while in the "asparagus region". She always bought asparagus next door - the asparagus came in different qualities and were so fresh, I could swear I could hear it still screaming for help!

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Abigail Gossage 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Lucky you!  We will not see asparagus until June!  At least not local ones.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Abigail Gossage 6 months, 2 weeks ago

We have to wait for Austrian aspasagus a little bit longer too. This one was an import from Italy, at least Italy is "around the corner", but I don't buy asparagus from Mexico or Peru. In my opinion it's not necessary to transport absolutely everything around the world, because I'm too greedy to wait a little bit longer.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Totally agree with you 😃

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Camellia Staab 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Excellent photos of the asparagus. They look really appetizing. I too love a well made asparagus risotto macerated in  wine, such a wonderful comfort food.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks! blush I was too greedy/hungry, therefore I didn't photgraphed the strawberries too.

I have to admit I'm not so happy about the lens. I borrowed it from Tom in exchange for my "tiny" lens. I can't say, what I don't like. Maybe it's just a "psychological" problem, because Roland bought the the tiny lens as a birthday present and therefore I love it more ...

Today I had some problems as well with this one as his large telezoom. I don't know, what caused the problem. The camera "blocked" and there was the double "EE". I controlled the lens and every moveable part of the camera. After some time on and off it was working again. Really, I was close to blood, sweat and tears!

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I ended up selling my 35mm. Don't know what it was, maybe as you say psychological, but I too was not happy with it. I found the 50mm much better than the 35mm. I also ended up buying a 70-400mm used lens thinking the zoom would be greater than the 28-300mm. Sadly the thing weights a ton and I just can't see myself hauling it around so it is up for sale. I don't think anything will be able to replace the 28-300 as a walk around lens.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Vivienne Albiston 6 months, 2 weeks ago

So tasty, we grow some in the veggie garden and its lovely. Must admit I did get a taste for white asparagus when we lived in the Netherlands but you cannot get white here at all.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Vivienne Albiston 6 months, 2 weeks ago

My parents buy only white asparagus and I never get used to the bitter taste. Maybe it wasn't easy to buy green asparagus in Frankfurt and so they stick to the white until today.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Vivienne Albiston Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 6 months, 2 weeks ago

used to wrap the white in bacon

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Vivienne Albiston 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh yes! A friend of mine uses boiled ham and a not to fat mayonnaise with chives.

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