Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Perfect Springtime Meal
It was my honest intention to wait until the weekend for what I consider to be one of the big events of the year- my first asparagus meal! But yesterday I succumbed to my own impatience and ditched my planned weekday meal for a plate of the season's first asparagus!
Now I know there are a million and one ways to eat asparagus, but nothing beats them steamed and served with thin slices of ham, a soft boiled egg and plenty of melted butter. The final touch is nothing more than a generous sprinkling of parsley and a pinch of freshly- ground nutmeg. Serve that with a crusty baguette and a bottle of Pinot Blanc from Alsace and you have the perfect springtime meal!