Asparagus Season in QC~
I love asparagus..roasted..raw..steamed..in dishes..as side dishes..or stand alone..
I recently ordered a book because of one of it's recipes.. a shaved asparagus salad..
I stopped at one of our local small greenhouses/markets ..Monday... and bought their :"Asperges De Nos Champs♥" to specifically make this recipe..
Jacques was making one of his famous shrimp risottos..and I thought this would be the needed green:)
It's good..very good..but the promise was for soft soft asparagus after being in the vinaigrette for 30-60 mins..Did it deliver?Taste wise yes..and if you love crunch as most do..this one's for you..
I expected softer..
I also added pansies..
Because I am in the midst of preserving and pressing flowers and I love chartreuse greens and lavender or blue together~
I am making vintage trays with the flowers..and note paper..again thanks to Selia..
I'll share my presses soon..and hopefully with a new tray~
I need to "Brocante":)~
The lovely book is from my friend..a while ago..The Handcrafted Letter..she knows I love to still Snail Mail..and pressed flowers are an integral part of this book too:)
La Recette~ Courtesy of Hollyhock..From Garden To Table..
20 fresh asparagus spears..shaved
3 tbsps fresh lemon juice
4 tbsps EVOO
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
The last 3 ings are my own additions
I also added a touch of specialty herbs from France that have a hint of orange~
Let first 4 sit 30-60 minutes..
add freshly grated parmersan cheese..
Add shavings if you wish..and pesticide free pansies if you wish..(I wished for both)..
Asparagus Inspires Gentle Thoughts~Charles Lamb~
Especially when pansies are added~♥
It's un long weekend here..starting tomorrow Friday..
Enjoy it all..