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.