It's Asparagus Season!
Three recipes & a competition to win vouchers for the Asparagus Fest
COMPETITION: We have two vouchers for Asparagus Fest at Restaurant Il Convento. For a chance to win, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org what the address of the restaurant is. Winners will be announced on Monday!
and the winner is...Joanna Beaumont! Congratulations!
Asparagus icecream in strawberry consomé (4 portions)
by Renommé Restaurant
500g of strawberries
300ml of rosé wine
3 egg yolks
100g white asparagus
Note: this recipe uses an ice cream maker
Clean and wash the strawberries, and place into a vacuum bag with mint and suger and extract air. Place the vacuum bag with its contents into a pre-warmed 70°C water spa for 15 minutes. After taking it out, surround it with ice and pour cold water over it. When the contents of the vacuum bag have cooled down, take out the mix into a bowl, mix it and add sugar as necessary. Serve in a deep bowl or a glass with a scoop of asparagus icecream which you can make as follows:
Clean and peel white asparagus and boil in a bit of suger syrup. Mix and cook the cream, suger and vanilla together and pour through a strainer onto egg yolks, returning it into a pot and heating up to boiling point a little bit longer. Add the asparagus broth which you prepared earlier. Do not cook any longer. Use the ice cream maker.
Cooked Mělník asparagus with a spring chicken roll, Poulette sauce and potatoes dragged in herbal butter
by Fluidum Restaurant
1kg of spring chicken
0,8kg of asparagus
50g of spring spinach
200g of butter
0,8kg of potatoes
0,1dcl of white wine
Debone the spring chicken, salt, and pepper, and lay out cleaned leaves of spinach. Pack into a roll, tie it with a string and place on a baking tray. Add a spoon of butter and bake at approximately 120°C for about 1.5 – 2 hours until soft. Take the meat out, take off the string and cut into larger slices. Take the gravy and place into a sauce pan, cook and stiffen by adding cold butter.
Clean the asparagus with a scraper, cut off the stiff parts and cook based on the size of the asparagus for approximately 6-10 minutes in water with white wine, lemon sauce, a pinch of sugar, salt, and butter. Peel the potatoes and cook in salted water. Place the cooked potatoes into butter, in which you have thyme and parsely, and cook for a bit longer in butter. Place the potatoes with asparagus on the plate, and add two slices of chicken roll, pouring over the sauce.
Asparagus cream soup with tarragon (4 portions)
by Amade Restaurant
2 spoons of flour
2 spoons of butter
1 bundle of boquete garni
0.2l of cream
0.2kg of asparagus
1 spoon of terragon
Make a light roux from the butter and flour. Pour over the asparagus broth and boil thoroughly with boquete garni. Strain, season as required, and add cream, butter, peeled white asparagus, and tarragon. Boil for a further 30 minutes. Mix, strain and serve with baked asparagus tips and olive oil with a spray of tarragon.
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