Thursday, June 19, 2008
Watercress and Pine Nut Mayonnaise with Crimson Asparagus
This recipe for Watercress and Pine Nut Mayonnaise was left by theSydney Grocer who writes the blog "Get Real" and lives one kilometre from Sydney harbour. Her business is supplying good quality fresh food to people's homes so if you are lucky enough to live in Sydney check them out...
I changed the recipe a bit to leave out the mayonnaise and simply used thick creme fraiche and it worked perfectly. Then we needed something to go with it. Freddie spotted crimson red asparagus in the supermarket. It is grown in Worcestershire. It has a beautiful beetroot red colour but when you blanche it in boiling water it turns a dark green. Asparagus has become a favourite vegetable so Freddie and Alex wanted to know if red asparagus tasted any different. It was so sweet and tender that Freddie was munching on it raw. The watercress and pine nut mayonnaise is delicious with the asparagus. Both scored 9 out of 10.
If you see crimson asparagus on sale - do try it out!