We have wild asparagus growing near where we live. There is nothing that compares to it. Wild asparagus is something we look forward to once the weather starts to break. I sent my husband out to find some in early May when we were over at my sister’s house but the weather wasn’t quite warm enough yet to find much. My nice Italian neighbor goes out and brings me some. I’ve never looked for it myself. This past year the neighbor was supposed to take me so I know what to look for in the grass but she’s been busy. Something to do with her youngest daughter having twins.
My brother-in-law called me Friday night to let me know that they had some so I picked it up yesterday. The great thing about the wild asparagus is that even the bigger pieces are good to eat. We love the asparagus tossed in olive oil with salt and pepper. We throw it on the grill. But now I’m excited to try it with something new.
Truffle salt. I was fortunate enough to have someone send me a comment about this wonderful salt and I had to try it. I actually made green beans with it this week. I make the fresh green beans in a saute pan with some bacon grease. Once the beans are cooked I add bread crumbs and some Parmesan cheese. This time I added the truffle salt too, just a pinch and Meeshie had two extra helpings! Usually I’m trying to get her to each just one small helping.
We also went to a graduation party yesterday and someone made the most wonderful appetizer with asparagus. The asparagus was cut 3 inches long and wrapped in ham. The ham had cream cheese and mustard inside. I had never seen anything like it before. It was so simple and elegant looking. The nutty crunch of the fresh asparagus and the ham/mustard combo was so unique.
Thankfully I have some of this great veggie on hand to enjoy for a little while.