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Incredible, but true - the expensive, tasty and very he althy and popular delicacy - the asparagus, used to be considered a vegetable of poor people. These strange sticks that grow out of the ground have a long history and tradition in Germany and especially in some areas.
In order for the asparagus recipes to succeed, you need to buy good asparagus
Rub asparagus spears together to check good quality
Asparagus with butter sauce also tastes good with fresh lamb's lettuce
Asparagus is awaited with great anticipation every year and it's no wonder when we consider its he alth qualities. This culinary curiosity is right on your plate if you suffer from constipation, gall and liver problems, diabetes and of course bladder and kidney diseases.
Eat your fill of asparagus while the season lasts…
Its name comes from the Greek asparagus, and is said to mean "young shoot".
Every day buy fresh asparagus from regional producers
And if you want to get your partner in the mood, the asparagus would be just the right food. But enough with the theory! We're including three classic asparagus recipes that are easy to prepare and delicious to taste.
Delicious cream of asparagus soup with croutons
Asparagus Cream Soup
-1lb Fresh Asparagus
-1.5 l water
-Butter, flour, s alt, pepper, 1tbsp lemon juice, 1tbsp white wine.
Seasonal food has its good points
The asparagus should be well peeled
Wash and peel the asparagus. Cut off the woody ends and cut the asparagus into 3 cm long pieces. S alt 1.5 liters of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Peels and asparagus ends 20 min let it cook, then drain and catch the liquid. Add the chopped asparagus and cook for another 20 minutes until soft.
In a second saucepan, melt 20g of butter and mix with a tablespoon of flour. Gradually pour in the clear soup and season with s alt, pepper and lemon.
You can thicken the soup with 2 tablespoons sour cream, bacon, spring onions or watercress.
Cooked asparagus with new potatoes and Serrano ham
1 pound white asparagus
300g sliced Serrano ham
1 pound new potatoes
Wash and peel the asparagus and wrap them in damp towels. Bring the water to a boil, add s alt and cook the asparagus in it until al dente. At the same time, cook the potatoes until soft and melt the butter.
Distribute the Serrano ham on a flat, well-tempered plate, open the asparagus and potatoes and pour the butter sauce over them.
And so that the asparagus season tastes really good, we also add the recipe for the most delicious sauce - Hollandaise, so that you can prepare it yourself.