Asparagus 250g

Asparagus 250g

SKU# FINASP250

Availability: In stock

£3.75

Can’t wait for the UK crop? This is the most environmentally-friendly alternative to air freighted Peruvian asparagus that we’ve found. Our Spanish growers Pepe and his family have been farming asparagus in fertile valleys near Granada for generations. The crop is irrigated naturally by water from the surrounding mountains and is bursting with spring sweetness.

Quick Overview

Can’t wait for the UK crop? This is the most environmentally-friendly alternative to air freighted Peruvian asparagus that we’ve found. Our Spanish growers Pepe and his family have been farming asparagus in fertile valleys near Granada for generations. The crop is irrigated naturally by water from the surrounding mountains and is bursting with spring sweetness.

How to store asparagus

Store asparagus in the fridge. Best eaten as soon as possible – to keep it fresh, you can stand asparagus upright in a pot with a little water. Straight from the farm, so wash before cooking.

How to cook asparagus

Our top tip for prepping asparagus is to hold the stalk at either end and bend it gently. It will break naturally at the point where the stalks become woody. There’s no need to waste the bases – they add a lovely flavour to homemade stock.

Asparagus cooks in a couple of minutes. Blanched or grilled and combined with just a few other ingredients, it makes a speedy supper. Its short cooking time also means it can be added to stews, risottos and pasta sauces just before they’re done. The cooking time for asparagus is 2-5 mins to steam or boil, 5 mins to grill or griddle, and 8-12 mins to roast (the best way to really lock in the flavour).

Asparagus season

In boxes from early May to mid/late June - one of the first signs of spring. We begin the season by importing from Pepe in Spain until the UK season catches up. Watch our video of Guy talking about growing asparagus.

Country of origin

Grown in Spain