Bickley Valley Asparagus Farm

H&P Asparagus

Simple Steamed Asparagus

Time - 8 minutes tops

Ingredients:

  • As much asparagus as you'd like (white or green)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • & water

Instructions:

Wash and peel your asparagus; White asparagus - peel the bottom third, green asparagus - only peel the bottom 3 cm.

Fill the bottom of a pot 1.5 cm deep and add 1 tsp salt. Bring the water to the boil and then add in your asparagus. Cover and reduce heat, steam medium sized white 6-8 min or green for 3-5 min, or until tender.

  - enjoy

White Asparagus Soup

Time - 40 minutes

serves - 4 large servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 or 4 bunches white asparagus
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 ltr vegetable stock
  • 40 g Flour
  • Salt
  • White pepper
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 100 g Creme fraiche
  • Parsley

 Instructions: 

Wash your asparagus and peel the bottom third. Sweat the peel in 10 g of the butter, then add in the vegetable stock, sugar, and salt to taste, cooking for 20 minutes.

while soup is cooking cut the asparagus into 1-2 cm pieces.

You then strain the soup through a sieve into another bowl.

 Melt the remaining 40 g of butter in a pot then add flour and sweat the mixture for one minute. Then mix in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Add the asparagus pieces and cook for a further 10 minutes, occasionally stirring the mixture.Then add the salt and white pepper to taste. 

Mix together egg yolks and creme fraiche then add to the soup, mix in for a few minutes, not letting the soup boil.

Finnish off with parsley to taste.

    Guten Appetit