5 Simple Recipes with Wild Asparagus

Today we bring you 5 simple recipes with asparagus. With spring comes the perfect time to consume asparagus. The saying goes: ““los espárragos de abril para mi, los de mayo para el amo y los de junio para el burro” which essentially means, April is the perfect time for you to eat asparagus, they are delicious in May, but by June, they no longer are in season and they don’t taste good. So take advantage of spring to prepare these rich and easy recipes that will make it easy to figure out what to have for dinner. Are you not in the mood to cook? Asparagus can also be frozen and consumed when you want. In addition, asparagus are full of nutrients, so they are very healthy. They are also composed of 90% water. They are light and essential for a balanced diet. Whether the asparagus are for dinner, an appetizer, or a garnish… let’s get started! All hands in the kitchen!

1. Scrambled Wild Asparagus

  • Eggs (2)
  • A bundle of asparagus (1)
  • Mushrooms/shrimp/garlic
  • Salt and olive oil

This recipe is very simple and you can serve it as both a snack and for a dinner. The following steps are: Brown the asparagus with the oil. After this, we throw in the shrimp, the garlic or the mushrooms, because they take longer to cook than the eggs. We can also scramble them without any of the previous ingredients. Finally, toss in the eggs and stir the mixture. Yum, yum!

2. Grilled Asparagus with Serrano Ham

  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Bundle of asparagus (1)
  • Kosher salt
  • Serrano ham (sliced)

As a garnish or as a light supper, grilled asparagus with Serrano ham is a success. To prepare them, you have to brown the asparagus in a pan. Then, wrap them with a slice of ham and put them back on the pan. You can take them out when they are golden. You can add variety to the recipe by wrapping them with turkey cold cuts. It is very healthy and easy. You can also make them with bacon, a little less light but just as tasty.

3. Roasted Wild Asparagus, Tomato and Cheese

  • A slice of bread
  • Asparagus
  • Tomatoes (1)
  • Cheese
  • Olive oil, garlic and salt

This asparagus toast recipe is very nutritious. Toast the bread on both sides to make it more crispy. Meanwhile, slice the tomato and sauté the asparagus with oil and salt to taste. When the bread is toasted, put the garlic (cut in half) on one of the sides of the bread. After this, put on the tomato and season it. On the tomato, place the asparagus and the cheese.  You can prepare the toast au gratin in the oven to eat with the cheese or eat as it is. You can decide.

4. Pasta with Asparagus and Shrimp

  • Spaghetti
  • Shrimp (10)
  • Bundle of asparagus (1)
  • Cloves of garlic (2)
  • Onion (1)

Although it requires a little more time than the previous recipes, the result is worth it. Poach the onion in a frying pan with the garlic. Then, toss in the asparagus and the shrimp. Put water in a saucepan and cook the shells and heads of the shrimp. In the same water, boil the spaghetti. It will increase its flavor! When they are al dente, drain and mix with the other ingredients. Delicious! A rich recipe of pasta with asparagus and shrimp.

5. Cold Asparagus with Salmon

  • Asparagus (as desired)
  • Smoked salmon (2 slices)
  • Mozzarella

This is a simple recipe for a healthy and refreshing dish. First, chop the asparagus and the salmon. After putting it on a plate, we can mix it with olive oil and vinegar. You can also pour some sauce on top to give it flavor, like mustard. We put the cheese on top last as the final step.

The great thing about these recipes is that they never get boring: You can change the ingredients at your own leisure. The recipes can be made with eggs, pasta with mushrooms or chicken… whatever you like!

Text: María Jesús Colombo

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