Fresh Baby White Asparagus - per lb
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Perfect and beautiful slender spears of hand-selected baby white asparagus are unlike anything you've ever seen or tasted. At over 140 spears to the pound, this asparagus is the tiniest ever!

Baby White Asparagus is the essence of spring. Unlike traditional "fat" white asparagus, there is no need to peel melt-in-your-mouth tender baby white asparagus. At its best when lightly steamed or served raw, baby white asparagus makes a stunning presentation when used as a garnish, on a delicate salad, or served as a vegetable for your special dinner guests.

Baby white asparagus is grown in Washington State by a patented indoor growing method. The asparagus crowns are "forced" in a special darkened growing room and are carefully hand-harvested. This unique growth process is highly labor intensive and production is very limited.

Foodwriter David Rosengarten says of Baby White Asparagus, "...amazing texture, crisp, light...the sweetest asparagus I've ever tasted".
("The Rosengarten Report", Issue Number 28, June 7, 2004)

 

Recipes

Cornish Game Hen with Asparagus and Morels
Cornish hens are excellent for pan roasting because they're so small. They typically go well with sauces, and are often glazed with a reduced orange sauce, complete with orange zest and Cointreau. In this case we're using a dusky, earthy morel sauce that has an exquisite mild flavor. A side of wild rice is a perfect accompaniment - the flavor blends perfectly with the hens and the texture is excellent.
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White Asparagus & Roasted Mushroom Salad
This is a particularly excellent recipe because it is so versatile and mixes several unusual flavors. Arugula has a peppery flavor that mixes with the asparagus, the mushrooms, and the garlic to create a dream salad. This is not a difficult recipe. It takes only minutes to put together and it makes a spectacular first course, or a side dish to an elegant dinner.
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Roasted Baby White Asparagus with Lemon Olive Oil
Simple, simple, simple.
Nothing gets in the way of the three ingredients in this fresh-as-springtime recipe. Fresh, delicate tiny spears of tender white asparagus, brightly flavored lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil and clean, crisp sea salt with lavender buds.
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Bacon and asparagus: What's not to like?
Guaranteed to be a smash hit with just about everyone (sorry, vegans), this has got to be one of the simplest recipes EVER. You'll want to make these for your next party, brunch, dinner - whatever occasion you have on your social calendar.

One suggestion: make at least twice as many as you think you'll need. These crisp & delicious bits of cured pork & tender asparagus will go faster than hotcakes at the county fair!
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