Ingredient Archives: Asparagus

fiddlehead fern curry

Fiddlehead Fern Curry

The fiddlehead fern season here in the Northeastern part of the U.S. is brief and provokes quite a bit of enthusiastic foraging. Whilst not quite as frenzied as Ramps, people do get quite worked up over them. And for good reason: they’re pretty tasty, sort of a firm, grassy asparagus, and their fronds are great […]

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spring vegetable risotto

Spring Vegetable Risotto — Asparagus, Fiddleheads, Fava Greens, Lemon

After the tremendous bounty I picked up at the weekend I wanted to make something that would celebrate all this delicious produce. What’s great about these spring vegetables is that you barely have to cook them for the flavours to sing out. I decided to make a spring vegetable risotto of asparagus, fiddlehead ferns and […]

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skate with black butter

Skate with Black Butter; Shaved Asparagus and Radish Salad

Skate with black butter is one of my all-time favourite dishes. When I was younger my father used to go to T.H. Carr, the local fishmonger, on a Friday and pick up a nice fresh skate wing. He would cook this dish to remind us of when we lived in Paris as very young kids. […]

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Grilled Asparagus Hollandaise

Grilled Asparagus and Poached Egg with Sumac Hollandaise

I’m not going to lie to you, hollandaise sauce is the fickle beauty of cooking. If it weren’t one of the greatest sauces ever to grace a plate, it wouldn’t be worth the effort. Egg yolk, acid and lots (I mean lots) of butter are held together in a rich, fragile emulsion. It might split […]

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