Here at Kate’s Kitchen, asparagus is one of our favourite vegetables as it is packed full of flavour whilst deliciously sweet and tender.
Since spring is the most glorious time for English asparagus and we only have two months of the year to fully appreciate its wonderful qualities, make sure you make the most of it!
Here’s our top tips to cook the perfect asparagus:
- Cut or break off lower stalks, about 2 inches from the end.
- Cook fresh asparagus in a saucepan of boiling water for 4 – 6 minutes or until tender.
- Serve with butter and salt or simply on its own.
Mid / late April to mid June.
Middle East. The Persian word asparg meaning ‘sprout’.
Not only is asparagus tasty, it’s packed full of nutrients, high in folic acid and a great source of potassium, fibre & vitamin B6, A & C.