|"Come on, Lad, try to keep up!"|
I only had these four spears available. I wish there were more, but the Asparagus is growing very slowly in the cold wet conditions we are currently experiencing. Like me, it is longing for some warm sunshine.
|Yes, that's a Dinner plate. They are big spears!|
Nevertheless, these four spears (jointly weighing 150 grams) were enough to form the basis of a scrumptious lunch-time snack.
After removing the woody bases, into the steamer they went, over a pan of briskly boiling water for about five minutes.
Meanwhile, some egggs were being poached, some bread was being toasted, and some parmesan cheese was being shaved...
Looking at this photo in retrospect, I feel I should have cut open the egg to show its lovely yummy ooziness, but I forgot. Must remember, this was lunch, not food art!
I should just report that the taste of this Asparagus, harvested from the garden only a couple of hours previously, was incredibly strong. Only four spears this time, but worth every bit of effort that went into producing them!