Superfood Season - Asparagus
Superfood Season – Asparagus
One of our favourite vegetables to come into season every year is the wonderful asparagus. Packed full of flavour, this springtime spear is also considered a superfood but what makes asparagus such a great vegetable to include in your diet?
Enjoying a typically short season, asparagus here in Ireland is typically available between April – June when it is bursting with flavour.
Available in not just its signature green, asparagus comes in both purple and white spears with each having a slightly different taste. It can be grilled, roasted, steamed, sautéed, or even pickled and the versatility of this vegetable brings out a variety of flavour profiles, making it a great addition to many different dishes.
Despite its customarily low calorie count, asparagus is famous for being packed with Vitamins A, C, E, K and B – B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B5 and Vitamin B6 and is a great source of flavonoids, fibre, protein, and folic acid. Asparagus is also a rich source of antioxidants
An incredibly adaptable vegetable, asparagus can be enjoyed in the most simple of ways with minimal effort to prepare and cook. Adding a beautiful flavour to any dish, it can be used as a pizza topping, added to salads, vegetable tarts and soups, but we love it coupled with homemade gnocchi, parmesan sauce and black garlic for a beautiful comfort dish.
This month we are celebrating the wonderful asparagus at Fallon & Byrne as our chef’s get creative and add it to dishes in both our Dining Room and Wine Cellar. Check out our menus and specials boards for updated dishes.
Whether you are a seasoned cook or beginner in the kitchen, asparagus is a great ingredient to experiment with and you can pick it up fresh from our food hall or online at https://www.fallonandbyrne.com.