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Marcus Bean’s asparagus

in smoked salmon with

scrambled egg (serves 2)

10 stems of asparagus

4-6 slices of good quality

smoked salmon

3 free range eggs

Salt & pepper

Place asparagus in a steamer or cook in a

B

chargrill pan until cooked. Wrap the stems

ritish asparagus can be the acceptance of a high quality but low

with 2-3 slices of smoked salmon. break

traced back to romans yield, which is why it can be a bit pricey.

three eggs into a small non-stick pan, add

times (1st century aD) asparagus spears differ in size and

a little salt and pepper then briefly whisk

because asparagus is weight because they’re hand grown and

together with a fork. cook on a medium to

a naturally grown crop, individually cut. Look for firm, green spears

high heat, continually stirring with a rubber

growing in the notoriously fickle British with tight, crisp tips when you’re shopping

spatula. once it’s half-way cooked remove

climate, the time at which it makes its first for asparagus. you can keep asparagus

from the heat and continue stirring, it will

appearance each year is always a subject fresh by placing it in the salad drawer of

continue to cook from the heat of the pan

for much speculation. asparagus growers the fridge. it should always be stored in the

and you won’t overcook the egg. as soon

generally say that the season lasts from dark. allow 8-10 medium size spears per

as the egg is cooked remove from the pan

st george’s day on 23rd april for two person for a starter or 4-6 as a side dish.

immediately and serve with your smoked

months, to end June. Depending on the size of your asparagus,

salmon wrapped asparagus

each asparagus spear is about 1g of cooking times can vary between 3-6

carb, so 10 sticks would be 10 carbs. it’s minutes. simply test if cooked by testing if

also very low calorie -- until you put any the tips are tender with the point of a knife

butter on it, or hollandaise sauce – it’s or skewer. to prepare, do give it a wash

about 4 cals per spear. a 1-cup serving first, then trim any white ends or peel with a

of asparagus contains: vegetable peeler.

70% of the rDa of vitamin k asparagus is a cure for indigestion and

20% of vitamin a has also been recommended as a mild

17% of folate sedative. it comes in green, purple, white

13% of thiamin varieties. the white variety (mainly grown

11% of riboflavin. in european) is grown in the dark to stop

any colour developing. the vast majority of

Spears of destiny british asparagus is green.

the iron content is also high in asparagus,

which is rare with most vegetables. a High moral fibre

1-cup serving accounts for 16% of the eaten regularly, it’s claimed that asparagus

recommended daily value. can help you beat cancer and heart disease

asparagus grows from ‘crowns’ while boosting your immune system. it

planted in the ground it takes each contains high levels of vitamin a, folic acid

crown three years to produce harvestable and dietary fibre all believed to play an

asparagus. an asparagus crown has an important role in the fight against cancer

active life of around 15 years, although (recent research has shown that a diet high

asparagus growing commands respect in fibre is linked with a lower incidence of

and is a labour of love. investment of time bowel cancer). asparagus is also rich in

and patience is required, combined with soluble fibre, known to have a protective

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