Saturday, April 24, 2010

Asparagus-Sweet Asparagus!!!

Beast's Kitchen has been on a hiatus while I've been in training at my new job at Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliance.  Soon I'll be moving home and working part-time from home and will have more time with Beast, who misses me dearly, and for writing.
This morning is a bit dreary in Madtown, but it was well worth getting out for the early spring Asparagus at the Dane County Farmer's Market.  I wait for this time of year all winter and don't really even care that the average price for the first couple of weeks is $5/lb.
I am in I'll be grilling fresh local asparagus coated with olive oil and lemon zest--it doesn't get much better!
And I heard from one of the farmers that the morels should be early too...maybe even as soon as next week.  I expect those will run around $30/lb for the early ones, but what could be better than morels sauteed in garlic butter with a side of grilled asparagus-Delish!