It's asparagus time!

Apr 29, 2023Gockels Food

Asparagus a popular ancient medicinal plant

Spring is here and with it the asparagus season, which many are eagerly awaiting. The asparagus season usually begins at the end of April and traditionally ends on June 24th. However, the exact start of the season for the delicious vegetables depends primarily on the weather in spring. Asparagus is a popular and extremely delicious vegetable for most people. It was already around in the 16th century and people quickly discovered its healing properties.

For centuries, asparagus has not only been a delicious dish, but also a real medicinal plant. Asparagus stimulates the metabolism due to its high content of aspartic acid and its potassium content. Toxins are flushed out of our body and the blood is cleansed. Organs such as the liver, lungs and kidneys benefit from the beneficial effects of asparagus. He supports them in their function. The regular consumption of asparagus is not only good for culinary purposes.

Cooking asparagus - the right spices

Basically, eating asparagus is all about the delicious taste of the vegetable. Nevertheless, there are various spices that are perfectly suited to underlining the taste of the asparagus dish. We introduce you to our best spices for your asparagus dishes. With these spices you are guaranteed to have a delicious asparagus meal.

Try our Avocado Summer Spice Mixture. This is ideal for a delicious asparagus salad in the dressing as well as for an asparagus pan. This spice mixture will spoil your taste buds and let the culinary summer come.

The lemon pistachio spice mixture is a real exotic among our spices. The combination of pistachios with mint and sun-ripened lemons leave nothing to be desired in culinary terms. The unusual recipe is perfect for preparing a delicious dip for the asparagus. Of course, you can also conjure up a delicious dressing with this spice mixture.

Our lemon rosemary salt enchants every asparagus dish with a summery culinary taste experience. This spice gives every asparagus dish a Mediterranean flair. It offers you the chance to completely reinterpret your asparagus dishes and surprise your guests.

Last but not least, we would like to introduce you to our farmer's salt. The combination of salt, pepper and allspice takes you to a cottage garden. This spice transforms your asparagus dish into a hearty farmer's meal, it goes perfectly with asparagus casseroles. The farmer's salt gives hearty asparagus dishes a particularly good taste.

For those who like to cook something more exotic, the various curries from our range are suitable. With these curries you transform your food into an exotic, delicious treat.

Cooking asparagus is a guaranteed success

Preparation is just as important as the quality of the asparagus. However, cooking asparagus is not as complicated as you might think. You put on a pot of water. Add a pinch of salt and sugar to the water. A little butter in the asparagus water gives the vegetables a special taste. You then bring the water to a boil. Now it's time to turn down the heat. The asparagus will simmer over low heat until cooked. Depending on how thick the sticks are, cooking takes between 12 and 15 minutes. A delicious asparagus cream soup can be prepared from the asparagus water. During cooking, the water contains many flavors. Good cooks therefore do not pour the brew down the sink.

The most delicious asparagus recipes

Asparagus is a popular spring vegetable that the whole family enjoys. The repertoire of delicious asparagus recipes is enormous. Asparagus tastes warm, but also cold and so it is also represented in numerous spring salads. We have a few delicious asparagus recipes for you that you can easily cook.

Refreshingly delicious asparagus salad with this green asparagus recipe

In addition to the classic asparagus recipes, the delicious vegetables are ideal for conjuring up a creative asparagus salad in spring. These salads not only look particularly appetizing, they also offer a welcome change and simply taste delicious. When buying the asparagus, make sure that it is fresh, otherwise it is likely to be woody. Fresh asparagus squeaks when rubbed together.

Green asparagus salad with tomatoes and feta cheese

This salad is a colourful, cheerful spring salad that is a real treat for the palate. A delicious asparagus salad can be prepared quickly with just a few ingredients. The reason we use green asparagus is that it has a stronger flavor. All you need for the salad is green asparagus, tomatoes, red onions and feta.

First you wash the asparagus and cut off the bottom end. The asparagus is a bit woody there. Then cut the stalks into thirds and place them in a pot of boiling salted water. The asparagus only cooks in it for three minutes, then you take it out. Place it in an ice bath for another three minutes. It then drains on kitchen paper. In the meantime, wash and quarter the tomatoes. In terms of taste, the small cherry tomatoes are particularly good. Chop the onion finely and add it to the tomatoes in a salad bowl. Then you add the asparagus and crumble the feta over it. Finally, you fold everything in and the delicious asparagus salad is ready.

A feta lemon dressing is suitable as a dressing

Crumble 2 tablespoons of feta and mince 1 clove of garlic. Add the juice of one squeezed lemon and three tablespoons of olive oil. Also a tablespoon of mustard and a teaspoon of maple syrup. Season the dressing with a little salt and pepper and mix well. A delicious dressing is ready that goes perfectly with this spring salad.

Asparagus with ham and Hollandaise sauce

The classic among the asparagus recipes, this dish is undisputed, it is probably the most popular way to eat asparagus. First you peel the asparagus and cut off the woody parts at the end. Prepare a pot in which you will cook the asparagus. Add some salt and sugar and reduce the temperature once the water is boiling.

Then cook the asparagus in it until it is al dente. Take out the asparagus and let them drain. Then you wrap the asparagus spears in portions in ham rolls and place them on a plate. Spread some hollandaise sauce over the asparagus rolls and some fresh chives. Potatoes go particularly well with this dish. This simple asparagus recipe is ready.

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