Asparagus season has come I love that time of the year when in season fruits and vegetables’ list starts growing. Here is a simple recipe to enjoy green asparagus with little cooking to make. You can serve them as a starter but it will also make a perfect side dish for fish. We had them with salmon, it came out great.
Preparation time: 20 mn
Ingredients (for 3 to 4 servings)
2.2 lbs (1 kg) of fresh green asparagus
6 or 7 basil leaves
1 non-treated lemon
1 teaspoon of capers
6 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of balsamiq vinegar
Salt & pepper
1/ Take water to a boil in a large pan.
2/ Clean asparagus. Peel the last third on the opposite side of the head and cut the hard end off.
3/ When water is boiling, add asparagus and leave for 8 to 10 minutes.
4/ Clean lemon and grate zest.
5/ Rinse and chop basil.
6/ Prepare vinaigrette in a bowl by mixing (in that order) salt, vinegar, oil, and pepper. Stir energetically.
7/ When asparagus are tender, take them off water and lay them next to each other in a plate.
8/ Top asparagus with capers, chopped basil, lemon zest and a pinch of salt.
9/ Serve right away.