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    Saturday, September 26, 2009

    The Ultimate Spring Dinner - Asparagus

    They keep on telling us 1st of September is not the first day of Spring...the 21st is that magic day. So bearing this fact in mind, coupled with my lack of cooking for 6 days, this is our first spring dinner.
    I was excited to see loads of asparagus in the supermarket, all looking fresh, great and at a really good price. I bought 3 bunches.So excited.

    I combined it with new potatoes, fresh snapper and cherry tomatoes.
    We loved it.

    Blanch the asparagus in salted boiling water... about 2 minutes, quickly cool it and set aside.

    Cut 6 cherry tomatoes in half set aside

    Put the new potatoes on. They only take about 12 minutes in boiling salted water, drain and toss with a knob of butter and a good grind of black pepper.

    The following is still my favourite way of cooking fish. It is so moist and flavourful.

    Season the fish with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Place into a medium hot pan, 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    Add the filets cook for about 2 minutes
    Add a good knob of butter
    Swirl around
    Turn the fish over
    Throw in 1/2 glass white wine.
    Turn the heat up till the wine comes to the boil, should only take seconds
    Turn the heat off, cover and leave about another 2 minutes.

    The fish should be perfectly cooked
    Remove and keep warm

    Turn the heat up again and toss the asparagus and tomatoes into the juices

    Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Toss around in the juices for another minutes or so

    Serve. Can't get much better than that.


    katiez said...

    You're starting asparagus.... I'm starting Butternut squash. I'm not sure if I should be jealous or happy.... Or both

    So Simple said...

    I Know Katie its good both ways.