As a general rule, I try to not buy imported produce if it is something that can be grown in the country I live in, because I believe that local means fresh, and fresh means better taste, among other reasons. But that doesn’t mean I won’t use or eat it, especially if the alternative is that it will go to waste. This is what I did with that expensive package of out-of-season, imported asparagus we were given a couple of weeks ago.
Serves 2 as a garnish, or one as a side dish.
|4 ounces||Asparagus spears|
|Good grinding||Fresh black pepper corn|
1. Lightly rinse and trim asparagus spears minimally. You only want to remove any tough bit from the bottom end.
2. Heat sesame oil in small frying pan.
3. Sear asparagus quickly to add colour.
5. Reduce heat to low, cover and steam for 5 minutes.