The official asparagus season has begun! Albeit a brief food time, this fresh and tasty produce is considered to be one of the delicacies of the vegetable world and can be currently found on our menus.
What’s the difference between white and green asparagus?
The main difference is in which the asparagus spears are cultivated — white asparagus is covered and deprived of sunlight, whereas green asparagus is grown uncovered, thriving from the sunlight it receives. There is also a slight noticeable difference in flavour as green asparagus tends to be slightly sweeter than the white asparagus.
Whether it’s green or white, we’re very happy to have it! Find them in our menus, or if you prefer to cook this tasty treat at home, try our easy-to-follow recipe below.
English Asparagus with Burnt Butter Hollandaise
To prepare the juicy spears, you only need to strip the woody ends off, then cook in salted water. The burnt butter hollandaise has a wonderful nuttiness, and with the asparagus creates on of summer’s blissful combinations.