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Wild Asparagus

quitesimplysmj Jun 28, 2006 01:49 PM

I was wondering if anyone has any recipes or cooking suggestions for wild asparagus.

Asparagus was abundent at my local farmer's market this weekend (Montreal), but I was especially delighted to find someone offering the wild variety. I'd love to hear if anyone knows of something special to do with them.

  1. carswell Jun 28, 2006 02:00 PM

    Saw them at the Jean Talon Market too. Not cheap but about a third of the price they were a year or two ago. Have only had them steamed and used as a garnish (the price was too prohibitive for any other use), with fish if I recall. Have been told they really aren't asparagus at all but a kind of grass. The flavour's delicate and, well, kind of grassy.

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      Darren72 Jun 28, 2006 02:05 PM

      I'm from the school of thought that says when you get excellent ingredients, such as very fresh wild asparagus, do as little as possible to it. In this case I would brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and then grill them. I would avoid extra sauces or dressing and let the vegetable speak for itself.

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